I got to almost to the end of skein 2 last night, so I caked up skein 3 and finished off the sleeves. Now I'll just knit on the body, increasing at regular intervals, until I run out of yarn. I tried it on. It fits quite well, even without blocking, and feels dreamy against the skin thanks to the silk. This may make a nice basic pattern to play with.
Pattern: loppem by Norah Gaughan
Yarn: aran silky merino by Sundara in Gold in the Sky
Needle: US 8 (5.0 mm)