Not much is simpler than a Stockinette stitch cardigan with ribbed front bands. But Newport amps it up with a bulky yarn and extra wide ribbing.
I still get a lot of wear out of Newport, but if I was knitting it today, I’d add just a tiny bit of extra length to make it more current. Even a novice can accomplish that since Newport has no waist shaping.
Written in 7 sizes with a finished bust of 34¼ (36½, 39, 41½, 44, 46½, 49)” and a suggested ease of 2″, Newport will fit anyone with a bust measurement between about 32″ and 47″.
Follow this Ravelry link to learn more about the pattern or to purchase a pdf version.