Voila my version of the Airy Wrap! The pattern calls for a thin mohair yarn, but I wanted something a little more rustic. I chose an alpaca that was much thicker, so went up two needle sizes (to 13s) and bought more skeins and went for it.
Very satisfying knitting - thick yarn, fat needles. The only part I didn't really consider in my calculations was the thickness of the front ties - I hated the floppy quality of the original ones, but they are seriously thick with this yarn. Someone described the length of the ties as epic and I think the word begins to do them justice. At least the pattern was easy; the only changes I made was knitting the sleeves in the round (why weren't they written that way in the first place?) and I shortened the ties somewhat. An adult height of 5'2" is not forgiving enough for long, long ties...
Overall, I'm very pleased with the way it fits and how warm it is. Plus I love the look of cables when they're used as edging like this. My kitty is also pleased, because the yarn is relatively untreated and smells just faintly of alpaca. I made him a Feline Dim Sum from the leftovers and filled it with organic catnip, and so we are pleased.
Thanks for looking!