Yes I'm largish too, and anyway, I want my knit sweaters with long sleeves, I get much too warm internally to wear a short sleeve knit - I've tried them. And for summer knits it's a light yarn in a tank style top.
Yes, don't give up! You won't be too far behind. I haven't even gotten my yarn yet; I'm hoping it comes today.
OTN: Combo Corset-T, eyelash yarn blanket
Recent FOs: miniature Tempting II for my 6yr old dd, ribbed tank top for my baby dd, Tempting II, Flirty Skirty, lacy tank top I designed myself
In the planning stages: tank tops for my dds, and another lacy one for me, sandals for my baby dd, skirt with a lace border
doodknitwit... Dont worry to much. It took me just about an hour to knit 2 rounds.. Yes that is a 2. I can see the rib part is a very time intensive labor. But the out come will be well worth the work!
I'm getting ready to cast on. I'm going to try something a friend told me about. If you are going to be knitting in the rib. Use the long tail cast on. You measure 3 times the inches of your size +6 inches of yarn. Holding two needles together casting on. This should give you just the right amount of yarn for your cast on. Lets see if it works.