I've started swatching for my hooded Aran jacket. So far I've finished a small moss stitch sample to see how it works out. I quite like the feel of it. I'm enjoying looking through all my stitch pattern books to see what cables jump out at me and how they will look next to the others. One thing I'm still mulling over is how to start the jacket. I'm not too keen on having a ribbed waistband or cuffs so I'm looking at alternatives.