I admit I was a bit obsessed with doing this up in a hurry. I loved the pattern, and the yarn especially, sliding through my fingers like butter. This was just enough of a challenge to keep me paying attention. I did unknit a row or two when I saw my mistake, but after that the stitch count continued to be right on the money.
I made one or two modifications, but since I am trying to be a good teacher, only 2% out of 100 are my changes. I prefer to keep the increase m1,k1,m1 with the right side knit stitch rather than garter. I know this is gibberish to you non-knitters, but the rest of you know what I mean. The other thing was to use a crochet cast on, since I like to finish with a three needle bind-off, which I have yet to do. The pattern calls for buttonholes on both sides of the button band. Imagine that? I suppose one could sew buttons onto a grosgrain ribbon and slide that under the band and button both bands at once. Genius! Do I have any grograin ribbon? Nope. O well.