Well, I knit up about 12 inches of my sweater and realized to my dismay that I was not happy with the way it was coming out. The pattern was not reading the way I expected and the white was simply overpowering. So I went back to the drawing board. I tweaked the pattern to my satisfaction and decided to revise my colorway to something more conservative. I kept the black and lost the orchid and white in favor of grey. Now with two colors (quieter colors) I am about six inches above the still corrugated ribbing and as of now am well pleased. Will post photos soon as I am convince that I will not go bipolar on this attempt.