I really like Kaleidoscope, from the new MagKnits, and I have some stash yarn that ought to work.
But reading through the pattern, the construction makes my head spin a bit. it looks like a simple raglan cardigan to me. (see photo here: http://www.magknits.com/Sept07/patterns/kaleidoscope.htm
Is there any reason not to knit this top down?
Could it be as simple as to work the pattern backwards?
(ie., cast on the number of stitched that your supposed to be left with at the top, work the ribbed neck, do sleeve/body increases 'til it fits, follow shaping directions reading from bottom to top?)
What do you think? Anybody done this before?