First I picked out a pattern, Blish by Berroco. Then I picked out the yarn. I am rather a frugal yarn buyer, but I love really nice yarn and I knew I would need a lot of yarn to make a sweater for myself. I choose Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed (80% wool, 20% Donegal Tweed), in Rabbit Heather . I will post an update when I am done, with the finished sweater.