Okay, this is Norderney. I have some things to say about the yarn, but it’s discontinued, so I won’t name it (though I do have another SQ of this yarn in a different color).
I stuck to the pattern for this knit. If I make this again, I will not use a provisional cast-on at the shoulders. With this much positive ease and a drop shoulder, I think I would rather have the stability of a cast-on edge. Also, because I couldn’t tell exactly where the cast on was (even though I had a locking stitch marker there), I had trouble figuring out when my fronts had gotten to the same length as the back.
That said, I probably will make another one of these – I didn’t find it tedious at all, and the FO is comfy and pleasant to wear.
Now for the yarn. You can see that I have a skein that totally doesn’t match the others. “You should have alternated,” you might think. But this yarn was dyed to order, and I should not have had to alternate in a color this almost-uniform. I actually had two other skeins that didn’t match exactly, but they’re unnoticeable, and you can’t even tell where I should have alternated those. Also, this yarn had a TON of knots, and probably about three times as many spots where one ply was loose, or broken, than it had knots. Definitely would not recommend, and as I said earlier- if this wasn’t discontinued I would totally be naming and shaming. I can see a couple of spots where I need to do some additional repair on sticky-outy plies, but I haven’t decided what to do about that one mismatched skein. It’s not as obvious in real life as it is here in the photos, but I still might end up dyeing this.