Beginning with stitches cast on for the outer edge of the collar, short-rows are used to shape the ribbed collar and V-neck as stitches are increased along raglan lines for the yoke of this flirty pullover. The body and sleeves are worked in rounds to the lower edges. A bit of waist shaping and elongated ribs add style to this wear-everywhere pullover.
I was sure to knit this sample myself because I really wanted to be sure I worked out any unanticipated kinks that might show up while working the collar or neck. And there were a few that popped up! I realized that the back neck stitches needed to be bound off for this sweater (as is important with many sweaters). Without the back neck stitches bound off the neckline stretched out and fell over the shoulders. Also, an odd gap formed at the center of the front V-neck that I had to come up with a clever way to remedy.
But you won't have to worry about any of that stuff! It's all included in the pattern now. There are a lot of short rows for the collar and neck shaping, but each one is written out for you to follow and there are illustrations and instructions on how to do short rows in the Glossary. Once the neck shaping is completed, it's smooth sailing throughout the rest of the body and sleeves!
If you're eager to get started on this sweater, Green Sheep Shop has this yarn on sale for 20% off throughout November!
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