Ok, so it's now straight on with Soleil. Sonata knit at gauge isn't a good T-shirt fabric, so I have no regrets about frogging. The horseshoe pattern is straightforward. I've heard rumblings and grousings that the zero ease built into this pattern is problematic, but I think I should be ok as long as I keep it relaxed. Knitting too tightly has never been a problem for me (my informal survey indicates it's less of a problem for continental knitters), but the wrong size is sometimes an issue.
B2 and I were talking last night-even tension in stockinette is the Holy Grail. If you look at the Soleil sample, you can see a trouble spot. Glad my yarn is a variegated yarn, because it will confuse the eye! Knit on!!!