This is for a standard gauge machine, only one size (sorry), T 6 with 7st and 10 rows to the inch. Before I started the pattern, did a hem for the body pieces. I cast on with waste yarn the specified number of stitches, knit 12 rows T 5, one turning row of T 7, 12 rows T 6. Hung a hem and knit one row at T 8. Back to T 6 and RC 000. Knit as instructed to the top and took the final st off on waste yarn. For the sleeves, I did a hem with the same tensions but only 8 rows. For the front bands I picked up one whole st with the back side facing me and did the same kind of hem with just 6 rows. Same as the front plackets for neckline at the very end after pieces were seamed. I did full fashioned decreases on all pieces to make seaming easier. Still debating whether to have a button closure at the top. The sleeves are long enough to fold over as a cuff and lower as the arms grow. PS-- DAK (where I created the pattern) names things from the perspective of the wearer, but as you sew the pieces together you'll see how the tops of the sleeves slant to create a nice neckline. By changing the tensions for the hems, I didn't have any problems with curling. Don't like to steam acrylics too much.
The yarn I used was Trenzado, I think. It was a mystery yarn given out for free at a guild meeting. If you'd like to try this pattern, you could use any yarn that knits close to the gauge.
The hats I did are super simple. Ewrapped on 110 stitches T 4 knit 8 rows. Increased one stitch both sides. RC 000, T 6 knit 78 rows. Tried something different for the tops which saved some time. I tranferred two stitches over two needles. (2 in work, 2 out of work) to decrease. Then knit 2 rows still T6 and took off on a threaded double eyed needle to cinch in and sew up the seam. Makes a nice top! Then I knit a 4 needle I cord for 160 rows, T4, to make a bow for the top. Hid the ends of the I cord up into the I cord. Tied the I cord into a bow, tacked it down well and hid the sewing ends on the inside.
Our guild has a challenge to its members to knit as many charity items as is our age. Have done this before and it IS quite a challenge. (I'm 39, after all.) I think I'm about half ways there. Have about 8 months to go.