Well that was fast! I love the way this sweater fits. I think the 2” of negative ease is perfect for this garter stitch sweater. I didn’t add any length to the body, but I almost doubled the length of the sleeves.
I worked wrap and turns at the cuff edge at the same time as the pattern directed wrap and turns at the raglan edge. the first one was 7sts up from the lace panel, and then each following one was 3sts up from the previous w&t. This is what makes the bottom half of the sleeve narrow nicely to the wrist. I picked up wraps and knit with the wrapped stitch in the raglan shaping, but not in the cuff or yoke.
I adjusted my gauge for DK weight yarn on size 6 needles (20 sts and 20 rows = 4.25” square) Based on my gauge swatch I followed the row directions for the 40 inch bust but at my gauge this gives me a sweater about 34 inches around. I cast on 95 stitches and followed the charts for the larger size sweaters. I left the extra handful of stitches in the body to account for my stitch gauge difference.
The only other change is that I worked all the way through the collar edging every other repeat of the chart along the back. This made the collar a little less circular along that edge. I got the idea from someone’s ravelry notes and I’m glad I did this, although I don’t know if it would have been necessary in a worsted weight yarn.