I couldn't keep my hands off the O-Wool Balance. Here's Molly Ringwald, knit in barely 5 skeins. The 5th skein was basically just to do the crochet edging. Instead of a 22 st/4 inch gauge, I was getting 18 on size 6 needles. Instead of going down several needle sizes, I decided to modify the pattern instead. I cast on around 168 stitches, did the waist shaping as written, did the ruching on the center 41 stitches and basically followed the outline of the pattern. The one thing I did not consider was the arm circumference. I cast on too many stitches and the arm edge kind of hangs in midair... I'm just glad I never see myself from the side. I agree with Amanda- the crochet edging is pretty crucial to getting the top shaping to fit well. I'm pretty happy with this top! Two summer tops in a row! Hurrah!