A few years ago Ann and Kay invented a fun project called The Perfect Sweater. It was very democratic. Readers voted on all the sweater features--yarn weight and type, sweater state, sleeve type, neckline, and so on. The winners in each category were put together and identified as The Perfect Sweater. As I remember, it was to be a long-sleeved pullover with gentle shaping, a ribbed crew neck and, evidently, hemmed bottom edge and cuffs (since mine has both of those, and I wouldn't have gone in that direction on my own). My neck, hem, and cuffs also have contrast picot edges, which I believe were sanctioned options. I think the chosen yarn was Cascade 220.
Ladies, I'm sure I have some of these things wrong--corrections very welcome!
At any rate, I still have, and wear, my Perfect. It has undergone some changes. It's now a cardigan (yes, scissors, argh) with little buttons and loop closures. I love the color, and it's a Perfect little jacket over a t-shirt or blouse.
Do you still have your Perfect?