I’m making good progress on the back so far – have gotten up to the armhole decrease already!
When I was originally thinking about this sweater, I thought I might add a little textural interest by doing a little blip of purl stitches here and there. However, the thick/thin nature of the yarn is already giving it a fair amount of texture as it is, so I decided against. This is plain old stockinette, and the nubbly look the yarn is giving it is pretty much what I was hoping for. The measurements are corresponding with what the pattern says it should be at this point. So far it’s working out!