Quick update: I’m finally at the yoke shaping!
There was a stretch of despair while I was on the third increase section of the body. It was just endless, endless, endless rounds of stockinette, with over 350 stitches on the needles. I gritted my teeth, watched a lot of Doctor Who, and finally arrived at the joining of the sleeves, my brain a little numb.
Then there were 500+ stitches on the needles for several rounds. It went on and on and on. And suddenly, the rounds were doable. At the end of the modified raglan shaping, I was even surprised that the yoke had arrived so soon!
Now the yokes are going a tiny bit slower than expected because of all the purling. But look at that beautiful line of shaping stitches!
Truly this pattern is marvelous, although I’m sure I’d enjoy it more if I hadn’t been bedazzled enough to offer to make it in fingering weight!