Fabulous!!! Thanks for the clarifications! This pattern has been a mess and despite my guage working out perfectly this sweater is NOT coming out as the diagram measures :-( My Med is turning into an XL. I am hoping that bigger is okay with this sweater. Hopefully it will lend a more casual look and not an "WOW, she is wearing that sweater awfully big" look lol Thanks for your time and helping me understand!