ahh... this sweater makes me happy. the sudden drop in temperature is right on time.
i knit this sweater from the top down. after making the garter yoke, i switched to raglan shaping for a few inches. after the waist shaping, i added a few extra increases, which i am now referring to as "booty allowance".
i am so happy with this one.
A pattern for this sweater will be available in the winter 08 issue of knit.1 magazine, using a different yarn.
details here: www.knittingschooldropout.com/2008/04/garter_love.htm