tubular cast-on for 2x2 rib on bottom of sweater: http://pennylane.blogspot.com/2009/09/tubular-cast-on-and...
traveling jogless stripes in the round for the sleeves (so that the stripes don’t get all jagged where the new rounds start): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoZnPXYFijo http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2011/03/jogless-stripes-...
increased arms only 6 times (instead of 9 times); to compensate for the skinnier sleeves, when working the yoke, I started with 3 body raglan decreases and then did the rest of the 15 raglan decreases (to reach the total of 18 required decreases)
used size 2 needles for all the ribbing (did not use smaller needle at all)
did not maintain selvedge edge as recommended; knitting stockinette makes it easier for me to pick up stitches (for the ribbing on the opening)
joined top of hood with kitchener stitch to create an invisible grafting (the suggested three-needle bind-off creates a ridge that I don’t like)
did not include a buttonhole role
contemplated using a tubular cast-off, but thought the traditional cast-off looked neater
love the set-in pockets; that’s my favorite part of this sweater