If you are interested in my custom changes they are as listed below:
I had to adjust all the stitch counts because I knit the pattern from worsted weight rather than bulky yarn.
I wanted the neckline to be narrower and higher than shown in the pattern so I started the neckline with the stitch count for a small and then kept increasing at the raglan shaping until I had the stitch count for a large. When complete I folded the front opening edges down to create a V-neck with “lapels” look.
Before starting the lace I increased evenly in the last row of garter stitch rather than in groups as stated in the pattern. I also increased way fewer stitches so it amounted to only a 10 to 15% increase.
I made the front garter edging 4 stitches and knit 6 rows of garter stitch for the bottom edging.
To prevent the sweater from hanging directly from the bust I stabilized and pulled in the under bust area by hand stitching a grosgrain ribbon inside just above the beginning of the lace.
For the button loops I used 3 strands of the yarn twisted together into a cord rather than the crocheted chain suggested in the pattern.