This sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up to the underarms. The front and back is then worked separately to the shoulders which are joined by working a three needle cast off. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves around the armhole. The sleeve cap is shaped by working short rows and the sleeves are knitted in the round from the top down.
The sweater may sound like it has some complicated techniques but just take it one step at a time and you'll be fine.
On the last page, there's a short interview with me and there's pictures of a few of my designs, both ones that have been published in Let's Knit and self-published designs. The white shawl in the top right hand corner is the Forever shawl I designed for Amy's wedding (photo copyright: Mark Zaccaria).