Finished my sweater. Did a few changes to the original pattern. Pattern and Pattern support were great. Although a simple "just shut up and knit it the way it's written" probably would've sufficed.
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery - Wool & Mohair
Needles: Size US6 and US8
changed buttons to a zipper and moved inceases and decreases in 5 stitches from the edge for fully fashioned shaping.
Thanks Mathew for the help!