– Pattern calls for 16 skeins while I used 17. Extra skein was from a different dye lot which was used for shoulder panels and ribbing around the neck. Difference is not noticeable.
– Able to achieve tension mentioned in the pattern using size 4.5 mm needles.
– Easier to obtain correct tension sample when sample did not have borders.
– Perfect yarn and pattern for splicing yarn ends so there are no yarn ends to weave into the sides.
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