I enjoy this pattern a lot. It called for a fingering yarn, and I went with a 3 instead, but it still came out well. I think next time I will use an actual fingering yarn (a 1 or 2) and double check that the arm holes are smaller but otherwise this worked just fine. I will definitely make this again.
Some other thoughts, I will likely still use a colorway yarn but probably make the border, either the final 8 DC border in a single color, or just do everything from the arm holes outwards the same color. It took roughly 1500 yards of Lion Brand Mandala yarn in Spirit which is about 2.5 skeins.