I loved this sweater when I saw it on the Craftsy website and the price for the kit was great. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. I lengthened the sweater by 2 inches so I picked up 126 stitches for each side panel. I also picked up 52 stitches across the back as well as 14 stitches across each panel, for a total of 80 stitches to finish the neck, many more than the 62 stitches noted in the pattern. The sweater is a little big, maybe because the cotton yarn is stretchy, but overall I'm happy with it. It washed and dried well in my machines.