Amy Herzog brings an incredible perspective to knitting sweaters that will fit great and look great. She teaches the reader how to identify her own body shape and then goes through the shapes, showing the reader which design elements will flatter and how to make modifications to patterns to include flattering designs and balance unflattering elements. Best yet, each body type section includes sweater patterns that are great for that type as well as modifications for other body types. This book is definitely worth the price if only for Amy's reassurance that if your sweater doesn't fit, it's the sweater's fault and not your body's.
I am using this yarn to knit a sweater for a non-knitter, and it works up beautifully. I love that its at a lower price point, and even though it has a lot of acrylic in it, the yarnies in my life can't tell! They keep asking what I'm using because it looks so wonderfully wooly!