Hi people! I started Forecast last night because I was craving cables and bobbles and interesting things to knit. So far, I like it. I'm using Rowanspun aran in Heath and while it's a little more subtle than some of my usual colour choices, I think it's suitably sophisticated for this pattern. Like most people, I went for a three-stitch bobble. I toyed with the idea of substituting knit for purl becuase the thought of all that purling was a little frightening, but actually on the right-side rows because you keep doing bits of cable, it doesn't feel like much more purling than for stocking stitch.
I couldn't get a M1 by knitting (or purling) into the bar between stitches to work without a hole, so I'm doing a purl into front and back. I'm also going to try doing fewer increases on the sleeve side of the raglan line because I usually find that sleeve tops made that way are far too big and this cardigan needs to be more fitted. Does that make sense? I think it's something to do with a different ratio of bust size to arm circumference for large bust sizes (I'm making the XL size.)
I do like the bobbles. They make the cables even more interesting.