So, here it is so far-the back of my Sage Cardi. Isn’t it turning out just lovely? I’m about to decrease for the arm holes-about 10 row to go! Here’s the run down of how it’s been so far…. I cast on just fine, no issue. It’s that first row that gave me problems. The first row is an increase row, and you get thrown immediately into the pattern. I ripped that first row out 3 times before placing stitch markers incrementally across the piece and making it to the end. It took the first 15-20 rows before the pattern became firm in my mind. After that, it’s a piece of cake! My impression of this pattern up to this point-definetely NOT suited for a knitter with little experience (as stated in the book). Though it’s not difficult after learning the established pattern, there’s really no point where you can just zone out and knit. This is a thinker folks.