Anyway, I finished the back of the purple peplum and instead of binding off I transferred it to a spare needle and I'll do a 3-needle bind off when the time is right. It's almost 28 inches long, by far the longest sweater I've ever knit, and so the sleeves should seem like a breeze! I like how it looks, and the pattern is well written, and Debbie Bliss Rialto DK is lovely.
I had some fears that I wouldn't have enough yarn...and of course it is discontinued...but I found one skein on Ravelry and them my amazing SIL Candace found four skeins in the correct dyelot through the yarn shop she works at ( Yarndogs, for those of you in the San Jose area) . So I feel more confident that I will have enough to finish this.