I’m finally nearly finished with this behemoth. Doubt I’ll make it again; it’s way too fiddly. I ripped out the ribbing and did it again on a needle one size smaller than called for, and I also decreased once every eight stitches by doing a K2tog. I think it will be okay, and the fewer stitches in the ribbing don’t seem to matter.
I also sewed up the pocket holes, because it seemed the pockets were too high on the body of the sweater. Now I just have the pocket edge ribbing as a design element, and I tacked it down about every 1" so it didn’t flop out.
The yarn I used (Brooklyn Tweed Loft) is not plied very much, which means it breaks if you look at it funny. So I have ZILLIONS of ends to weave in. I should be able to manage that by the end of the day today, then into the sink it goes for blocking tomorrow.