Long-time lurker, first-time poster, thought I'd share the results of what I made from this pattern!
Thank you all for all of the great info. I've only been knitting for a year or two, and craftster actually inspired me to learn!http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6165/6195993713_118db6c62a_z.jpg
(have to link instead of embed b/c of how newb i am)
I used Caron Simply Soft 3-stranded w/size 15 needles. I added on a couple of inches to the ribbing, but it still was shorter than my liking. It's unflattering, and i due it to the fact that it's a fitted bulky shirt, but I'm still happy with it - as it's my first sweater!