The pattern has a lot of nupps and I'm really not a fan of nupps. I can knit them, and have, but I just don't like the way they look in a pattern, so I always replace them with beads. When I replaced the 4 nupp diamonds with beads I used a contrasting bead color that matched the later skeins - Gold-Lined Cranberry.
I was already getting a little tired of mystery knit alongs, so I am happy that I will be test knitting them for the Unique Sheep. The biggest reason I have gone off of the mystery knit alongs is that I like tweaking patterns and you just can't do that if you don't know the whole design. Sometimes a shawl design will strongly suggest a certain colorway to me, or will seem to be perfect for turning into a cape (like the Mayan Garden shawl, or the Liken shawl), and it is a lot harder to see those things and make those design decisions if you are only getting a little piece at a time.
Pattern: Oliver Twist by Janine le Cras
Yarn: The Unique Sheep Luxe in Jaded Jazzberry
Needle: US 5 (3.75 mm)