Not normally a two-at-once knitter, January appears to be my exception month. With so many bags of yarn waiting to be knit up, I'm anxious to start them all. Knowing that to be a bit ambitious, even for me, I have started just two. My KAL Pumpkin Pie sweater and now my Noro vest.
This pattern was an impulse purchase and perhaps it's unfair to judge before knitting it, but it seems a bit 'hoky'. It has a very home-made look to it - the charm, for some, I'm sure. Me, I appreciate clarity and efficiency. Just tell me where the starting line is - I'll figure out the rest myself.
With that approach, it wasn't immediately clear, to me, about anything when I read the pattern. Especially since I intend to begin in the middle. But I think I've found my starting point. Mind you, my gauge isn't what the pattern calls for, so I've had to re-do that too.
Here's my cast on and a few rounds of ribbing to keep the armholes under control.