I knitted it in Austermann Bambou Soft in Burgundy (color 019).
I am not an experienced knitter; I started knitting about 18 months ago, this is my second sweater, the first one was a plain stockinette short sleeve top-down.
As I mentioned before, if I were to do it again, I would knit it in the round.
If you knit in the round, be sure to mark the 'seams' clearly before you start the cable part.
I knit them all flat and sliped the first stitch in each row; I think that was a big mistake too. Since each one of the slipped stitches spans two rows, figuring out the horizontal bars to pickup for the seam was difficult. I later read somewhere that if the edge is going to be stitched together, then one should not slip the first stitches.
The cable part was quite easy and fun to do, I practiced a few repeats on my swatch.
All said and done, I think this was a great learning experience and a very satisfying one too.
If someone had told me two years ago that I will be knitting the sweater on the cover of IK, I would have just laughed :)
If you have any questions send me e-mail, I'll be happy to answer.