Sometimes you just want something that's both wearable and fun to knit AND you want to match with your partner. Well, King Cole are here for you, as always with this absolute beauty. In all honesty, it'd be a great way to start with cables because there's no messing, just straight up, rope cables that are going to get you in the groove. He looks pleased with himself doesn't he!? Look at him rubbing his hands at all the excellent knitwear.
Side note: I've no idea why they spread the sizes out how they did, super duper odd, please disregard the 'mens' and 'womens' bit and knit the size that fits your beautiful body.
I'm always going to recommend the Forest Aran for an aran garment because it's warm, lightweight, recycled and ridiculously well priced.