And here's a picture of the Cabled Vest which I've mentioned before and which I stubbornly and foolishly kept knitting even as I became more and more sure this wasn't going to fit attractively.
Way back here, I worried about a certain coyness about size and fit implied by this photo from the Fall 2007 KnitSimple. Nevertheless, apparent optimist that I sometimes am, I went ahead and knit, and cabled, and knit, and cabled, and now . . . .Why, now I'm going to be frogging! Unless you know someone who wants a short, squat, very purple, cabled vest. My dad was about 5'5" (on a tall day) and over 200 pounds -- 17 1/2 neck, 48 inch chest. I think this would have fit him, but he didn't wear much purple!