I think I might join this here knitalong, with a few modifications to the pattern. First I have some questions:
1. If I wanted to have it come down to the hip area, I would knit the rectangles longer, right? But then I'd sew up the parts that I added that were longer than the F to F area in the pattern, so that I didn't end up with some kind of crazy-huge armholes.
2. If I wanted there to be more overlap in front and/or a lower button/pin point, I would make the ribbing longer, right?
3. In the pics, after sewing, when it's circular and laid out, the center bits look like they foomp out some - are they loose in the back, when worn, or do they conform to your shape more?
4. If I wanted to add sleeves, I would just pick up the stitches in the area between the two F's, and just go wacky with 'em?
I'll be honest with ya, I'm trying to recreate something that's a lot like this:http://www.whiteliesdesigns.com/patterns/lcardigans/502.html
Different stitchpatterns, but the same shaping
Do you think that's possible with this pattern?
That sweater that you linked to is knit as a T and then seamed up to make it a sweater. It is 2x2 ribbing in the body to give you the stretch. I don't know what the lace edging is exactly in that pattern, but you can use any you want.
If you wanted to do it in pieces you would knit the back, with the short rows for extra length in the back and then add the sleeves by knitting a tube, or a rectangle and make a tube, and then just seam them to the body of the sweater. Knitting the sleeves as rectangles is probably easier to add the lace edging to.