Keep tinkering with your gauge. For sure you want the stitch gauge (width) to be right on. However, from what I've read at Rav...everyone seems to have issues getting row gauge.
Row gauge isn't always critical, but when you are working a cable pattern, row gauge is at least important so that your details of the BACK end when they are supposed to.
A size 13 seems like it would make a rather holey seed stitch. If you've looked at the pattern photos, it already looks rather see-through. I've also heard that it stretches south when you're wearing it, from the sheer weight of the coat.
I dunno. I liked the little green cropped job, however, it looks like a little sister to SYLVI. I won't do the cropped version. But it suits her needs, and that's what counts.
I really like the zipper, too. I'll have to wrap my brain around it on Feb 1. I like the hood, but I like the collar.
I am going to knit the cuffs as per pattern. I had contemplated doing a revised sleeve, but heck, why? If it ain't broke, why fix it?
We'll have to make a decision regarding buttons with buttonholes VS zipper application when we knit the Right Side.
I will prolly do buttons. I've got some super buttons. Here is one of them on a different cream coat I knit last Spring. Still have some in my Stash. I just love them!
ATTENTION ALL SYLVI-KAL KNITTERS:
I'll begin a fresh new thread for our SYLVI-KAL on February 1st. There are so many pages and posts in this preliminary thread. I think we can refer to this thread for reference complete with links to important posts.... however, I think a brand new SYLVI-KAL
thread is best, don't you? Please voice your opinion, cuz mine isn't the only one.