A quick post to say, the back is done!
This is it unblocked. I did a quick steam block as recommended in the pattern, shaping it into a hexagon rather than a circle, and now the fabric has become beautifully light and drapey. Which is good, since I don’t want a stiff wheel on my torso!
As planned, I’m going to steek in the arm slits and a v-neck on the front since I don’t like the high crew neck of the original pattern. I’m keeping it very plan-as-you-go. I held up the back to my shoulders to see where the neck steek should begin, and will figure out exact bind-off stitch counts as I start the seeks. Onwards!