When I wrote to Anna and asked to join the KAL, I was so excited that I had found enough Gems Merino in my stash for the pattern. Well, it just so happens that my excitement turned to frustration in short order. The Gems I had was sport weight, not worsted. I was still hopeful when I had to move down to a size 4 US in order to obtain the proper gauge. It's been a while since I knit an Aran sweater and I forgot that unless the resulting fabric is dense, the cables are loosey goosey, thin and wobbly. Long story short; after 3 tries with the Gems, I have switched to Elann Peruvian Wool & Silk. (still on size 4 needles) What a difference! I should have pics soon. From what I see on this page, I'm going to have to do some perfect knitting to measure up.