There were too many stitches on the collar, and the pattern said to use the larger needle. That just made it too floppy and looked terrible. So I decreased about 12 stitches and used the smaller needle and now it's perfect.
I put in side vents, a suggestion from the customer, and I really like them. I reversed the pattern on the bottom and the sides of the sleeves, just because I like the reverse better.The cable work was quite easy, but unfortunately the seed stitch panels are lost in the alpaca. I'm sure they would show up in a smoother yarn. Edit to add: I just heard from Leslie and the farm is just moving around the corner. NOT out of business!! Whoo-hoo!!!