I'm pleased with the striping pattern. That was a big concern of mine. And the irregularity of the yarn isn't a problem as I knit it up. So it's going fine. I'm using a thicker yarn---4 st. per inch. The pattern calls for 5 st. per inch. I have to compute out a size that does not exist...XXS. Someone at the knitting get together explained how to reduce the number of stitches at the same ratio as the other sizes to get a smaller size than is written. It's working so far.