Here is my version in Softee Chunkee + vintage brown that just happened to match and knit to the same gauge.
I started on 11's, then switched to 10 1/2 circulars when things got too crowded. Luckily it didn't make much of a gauge difference.
When I cast off the first time, it was too short and horribly unflattering. Impatience gets me every time. So, I went back, made it a little longer, and added three sets of short rows to counteract the problems with the back length (first time- yay!) The first set went between the imaginary arm seams, the second 3 sts in towards the center, and the third 3 more sts in. I did two more green rows, and began the ribbing. I think my ribbing may be a bit longer, too.
Done in a weekend, and finished with a vintage pearl button.
And here it is in action Friday night!
BTW, I made that shot. Just, you know, for the record.
Awesome pattern! Thanks!
PS: It took just slightly more than one skein of yarn. Which, besides busting stash, rings up at well under $4.00 for 2 skeins of Sofffftee Chunkkeeee. I hate brand-name misspellings.