straightneedles you mentioned that you want to knit with straight needles.
I have decided to write up the pattern in two ways, the first one (my preferred method - but it cannot be worked with straight needles) in top-down seamless construction and the second one (for those knitters who love to sew seams) in the traditional method from the bottom up.
Basically, when the pattern is finished, you will get the two different ways of knitting the sweater, in one pattern. I think that there are so many knitters interested in making this sweater that I want to offer both.
Yarn Choice - will affect the way your finished fabric will look. If you want a really meshy look, you need to find a yarn that is either a 100% linen type of yarn or a mercerized cotton type of yarn in a Sport or DK weight.
The yarn that I am using is a 50% Cotton-50% Linen mixed yarn. The fabric looks a bit dense in the photos that I have posted so far but that is also because I have not blocked it yet. Once the sweater is finished and wet blocked, the fabric will open up more and will look more meshy.