The pattern was good and I enjoyed the stitch pattern. I adjusted the pattern by do a 20 st cast-on. Row 4 ended with k2.
This took about 3.5 hours to knit from start to finish.
The yarn was a new knitter gift from Kay in New Mexico. (Thanks Kay) She wanted to make sure that I knew what “good yarn” felt like. The purple yarn has been on display in my house for 5 years. I finally found a pattern to show off this wonderful yarn.