Thanks Judy! There was a prescribed 4 inch "ribbing" which was K3P1 ribbing. It was really a 'lame' ribbing in comparison to the tons of cabling just above it. I wasn't wild about such a lame ribbing with such a complex cable pattern. So I just took off with the cabling from get-go!
Here is a close up of the buttons. I really like them!
The lighting isn't that good, but you can see the detail of the buttons. The color is a warm gold, and not brassy.