Since I'm allergic to color in my wardrobe, I went with white for both the body and the sleeves. And since I'm still new to this and nervous to spend a lot of money on yarn for a sweater, I used Lion Brand chunky (in fisherman) for this one. (It seemed to be a great yarn weight).
This was a very simple pattern to follow (I made no adjustments) and even adding the sleeves was easy. It came together in a few weeks and for the most part was very mindless knitting (the perfect compliment to seasons 1-2 of The Americans).
The neck part folds over and is just huge and awesome. I seriously love it though I would probably love it even more if we lived in a cold climate. I realize these photos feature Ellerie more than the sweater but that's because the hardest part of "style blogger photos" (aside from finding cool walls) is knowing that to do with your face, body, legs, and hands.
Bottom line: great pattern, fun to knit, easy to wear. Highly recommend.