Here's my Softwist Cardigan swatch drying on my blocking board. I must tell you that I love the color of this yarn, and I especially love that single, shiny rayon thread going through each strand.
Essentially it's a sample of the how the left (to the wearer) front of the sweater will look. The ribbing for waist shaping on one side, Annie Modesitt's knitted i-cord edging (my finishing discovery of the year) on the other, and everything starts off from the zig-zag rib on the bottom. The angular nature of the edging harmonizes with the twisted stockinette. I like it!
Once this swatch dries, it will be time to take some measurements and figure out the pattern.