And am about to start in on my 2.5 inches of knitting straight. As I said yesterday, I decided to do a hybrid of the two patterns, casting on 144 stitches instead of 136 but proceeding until I had 240 sts, just as in the pattern. So I have a slightly larger neckline and slightly narrower straps.
I’m using size 5 Addi Turbos and Knit Picks Shine–my gauge is approximately 24st/4 in. The size 4s gave me 25st/4in, and size 6s would have made the knit too open. I am liking the way this looks, and think it’ll be fine. (Fingers crossed.)