I finagled the ribbing issue by splitting the difference and making one p3 on each side of the continuous line rib where it was least obvious. Everything then lined up, so good enough for me.
Tomorrow I weave the ends in, wash it, and steam block it since its acrylic and I want it to lay nice for gifting. It amazingly pretty much is the size it’s supposed to be straight off the needles, but a little manipulation will just make it look Goldilocks’ just right and straight.
…I won’t be making this one again unless it just downright doesn’t fit Grandmother and she wants one that does. Logan tried it on and it fit him and he’s much larger than she is, so I think I’m in the clear.
Off to burn that pattern!