Elisabeth here. I'm still in Cleveland with my son at the hospital, but I have a rare internet connection, so I thought I'd share a freebie.
Yesterday in the hospital cafeteria I saw a woman wearing the vest below. It was gorgeous! She had made it in a mohair blend, in a marled grey/brown. I asked her about working on it, and she mentioned that it was only her second sweater! (She looked to be about 20 years old.) She'd been knitting for 3 years, and found it "challenging but not hard." Give it a try!
Cabled Teal Vest