Hi both and thanks for the replies.
They seem to be great links and I'v actually started my first jumper (but from a pattern as it was just too cute not to!)
Will certainly post some pics as it comes along.
One question - what do you mean by lifelines and how do I do them? They certainly sound handy!
For info the pattern I chose was the DK one for the youngest daughter in a hot pink colour DK; http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...op-with-cables
It's knitting up fairly quickly now that I'm used to the pattern - (Only took me 200 rows haha) so I'm approx half way around the top bit which I plan to join using buttons and then pick up my stitches to do the bottom bit -but plan on going longer for a dress style as she looks so cute in that look with a pair of leggings. Perhaps once I've finished all 4 jumpers I can go on to do her a pair of leggings with a cable down the side (by which time she'll have probably outgrown this sweater lol)
Thanks for all the help and encouragement so far. I love this forum!