I just wanted to share my finished result. It's a baby sweater from Knitting for Baby, by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas. It's not perfect (a lot of my stitches turned out kinda loose), but it's not bad for a first big project (I've only made a headband and a small handbag for my dd before this). It's done in garter stitch. It was a gift for my nephew. Baby sweater Hope the link works!