I finally finished this sweater a few weeks ago, and I'm SO happy with how it turned out. I've been wearing it all the time and getting compliments on it everywhere I go.
It fits perfectly, although the colorwork band at the bottom of the body does pull in a bit. I did a tubular 2x2 cast-on for the bottom edge of the body, which was a new skill for me.
In addition to the challenge of the colorwork (which I'd never done on this scale before), the sweater has SEVEN steeks! I'd done a steek once before, on this sweater for my niece, but there was only one and I sewed the stabilization stitches using my sewing machine before I cut it. For this sweater, I hand crocheted the stabilization stitches. I was really, really nervous about the steeks, and especially how to secure the cut edges at the sleeve caps and armscyes, but it all worked out. I used a tutorial by Kate Davies and one by Elinor Brown and found them both incredibly helpful.
Pattern:Lofoten Size: 36" Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport, from a kit Needles: US5 circulars and DPNs Started/Completed: February 2015/March 2016 Modifications: I think I lengthened the sleeves and maybe the body, too, but I can't quite remember. I measured a RTW sweater that I like to choose the lengths.