Monday, 20 June 2011

Today I'm doing another edit of the baby book but also beginning the next big project - V-neck pullovers.
This is my first one. It starts with the neckband with increases on the centre front to form the V. Then I worked short rows for a deep V.
The bottom of the V is even with the great Divide (where you place your sleeve stitches on spare yarn). This involves a 4 row repeat of the short rows and I definitely need a cue of some sort to tell me which right side row I'm on and what to do with it. The problem with 4 rows repeating is that the 2 right side rows do something different at the end and I can never remember by the time I get there which one I'm on. I can't be alone on this short term memory thing!

I've done it, as usual, with markers. It works for me so I'll write it out in the pattern.
I also realized it might be better to have an odd number of stitches on the front. The even numbers I used results in an SSK and K2tog next to each other at the bottom of the V.
I think it would work better to finish off the V-neck neatly with a centre post double decrease (slip 2 sts together knitwise, K1, pass both slipped stitch over). I have to try this but it just makes sense to close up the very bottom of the V neckband with a point of 1 stitch. With these changes in mind I'm trying to decide if I want to finish this sweater as is for myself or start it again. Decisions, decisions.


  1. I totally agree with you about the center post decrease to finish. And I would be totally lost if I did not put markers in. That is what I so love about your patterns. They are well thought out and have those reality checks.

  2. As a short person, I just love V-necks. Will you have any with deeper V-necks? Just wondering...

  3. V-necks are so popular with my customers... They are a very flattering style.
    Can't wait to see the finished product, Karen


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