Here are my modifications to my pattern, Hogwarts House Cardigan, in my version for myself: Ravenclaw Forever!
Modifications and the steek
My gauge with this wool and producing the fabric I liked, was slightly different than the wool I used in the prototype. I used a little math to accommodate the gauge then moved to the next size up. I like a 45” classic cardigan. The stitch count to get that matched XL. My row count matched gauge so my increases will be okay. I’m a very consistent knitter but different yarns have different gauges even though they’re classified the same. I knitted quite a bit before I realized it wasn’t looking right and lesson learned - ALWAYS swatch :woman_facepalming::skin-tone-2: