What are you most proud of? I was very pleased that the sweater fit its wearer so well, and that he was pleased by the colors. I guess what I mean is that I am most proud of its being a successful gift. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Lopis are not really that hard. Raga, who has a class here on Craftsy on knitting a top-down sweater, is a great teacher and is full of helpful hints on things like successfully grafting the underarms, etc. Once you get over any qualms regarding knitting without seams (a lopapeysa is basically three tubes, attached at the underarm level to one yoke) - you will love not having to make those seams! The color work is fairly easy at this scale and whole thing goes pretty quickly.