I am almost done with Elvira. I tried it on (LOVE THAT!) and it fits like a dream. The Wollmeise is gorgeous and the pattern was well worth the price. My husband even said that it was nice...and he never notices anything. I am determined not to become impatient and keep on knitting for another inch before I even think about binding it off.
The only thing I have to say about this pattern is to remember all of the YOs and to twist all of them in the plain knit rows. If you forget to twist them, the holes become too big and it will look more like a mesh than a shirt that you want to wear in public! Counting is really important because I hate to tink back (and I will admit that I had to do this a couple of times...I refuse to rip back Wollmeise yarn).