Hi there. I'm knitting my first sweater. It's from the "Chicks with Sticks" book and it's just a "simple shell." They recommend doing a shell for your first garment and give detailed instructions (instead of your typical pattern). I figure once I'm done with the shell, I can move on to other sweater vests. I don't have the patience to do a whole sweater. lol I found this pattern online: quick sweater vest
and they say
that it can be knit in seven hours! So I'm doing that one next.