I finally completed my next knockoff. This is a small replica of the TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Boxy V-neck Pullover, sized for a toddler. Less of eyelets. Dropped stitches were replaced with the textured border for the cable. Both mods were for kid.
And it's absolutely seamless:
-in the round bottom up to the armholes;
-grafted at shoulders;
-then (3+1) stitches picked up at armhole selvages for the sleeves in the round
-and applied I-cord binding off is used for neckband.
I am happy with how it turned out. The yarn used is a very nice and soft cotton-arylic blend.