I struggled with the red, top-down cardigan, ripping and reknitting six times. (!) Finally an experienced knitter-friend reviewed the pattern and told me it had several errors in it. Okay, time to regroup.
Enter the Boneyard Shawl. What an easy knit! And I love wearing it, so soft, so drappy. Knit from the same red merino wool; it's like having your blankie with you at work!