Well, it took a bit but I finally finished it. Well-deserved thanks to all those here who helped with all my newbie knitter questions!
I knit this with the wrong size yarn, sport rather than DK. I’m not sure how, but it ended up being waaay longer than the pattern calls for, 17 1/2 inches instead of 13. Hmm. Since it’s adjustable width-wise, I figure it’ll be ok.
I really want to know how I managed that since the error was consistent for each part of the garment.
It was made with Knitpicks shine sport on the needles called for, size 6 and 4. I must say, I enjoyed knitting with it so much I find it will be hard to go back to the other project I paused using plain ol’ Sugar n’ cream yarn. Shine is on sale this week and that is a ginormous temptation for me!