I got 10 and one quarter inches of sweater back out of one skein (247 yds!) of Valley Yarns "Northampton", knitting the 44" chest size on that sweater.
Some of my cables need to shape up a little, and I'm working on that. Mostly the right-leaning ones have stitches that are a little too open, or loose, for my taste...I have now gone to cabling without a cable needle, except for the ones what require you to cross 4 over 4 stitches (see the big snake-like cable? That's the one.) I'm hoping the rest will settle in when I block it.