I had a few specific pattern tips--and Blogger is not letting me cut and paste. Dang it.
This can be a simpler to knit top-it's rated as expert, but really shouldn't be-it's knitted as a lace sampler, and everything is knitted in bands separated by stockinette.
1-On the sleeves, the pattern calls for 4 bands of stockinette, then starts a lace pattern AND the underarm decreases on the same row. Bad planning. It would be simplet to just do an additional 4 rows of stockinette and do the major decreases there.
2-Knit it double stranded. Judging from the yardage required for size M, I think they left that out of the instructions. I knit this in two balls of Elann Super Kydd on US 2s.
3-Knit the front and back concurrently, and work the sleeves concurrently.
4-The pattern tells you to cast off with an oversized needle. The knitter should cast ON with the same oversized needle.
5-The stitch counts worked on the bodice, but didn't mean a thing when you are working the main lace pattern in the sleeve.
6-Add a selvedge stitch to the sides.