Monday, January 22, 2007

Lizz's post

I just joined this knitalong because, like all of you, I fell like a ton of bricks for this pattern when the winter issue of IK appeared. I have been gearing up to begin but have yet to cast on. Lizz's post on completing Enid is sobering....the low, boat-ish neckline really does seem to be a hazard. I am thinking about how to learn from Lizz's experience: what would be the best way to alter the neckline? could one just keep knitting, decreasing at the proper rate (what would that be?) and make a neckline that fits higher?

4 comments:

Lizz said...

My problem wasn't exactly in the low neckline but perhaps in the yoke style bust. When I do another cardigan I will probably make one with a more structured sleeve (like a raglan). I think this would help to retain the structure of the cardigan when it is open. However, if the low neckline isn't to your liking decrease gradually after the color work to bring it over your collar bone. Good luck!

Cirilia said...

I plan to do this, and I'm also planning to work some short rows back and forth (centered above my shoulder blades) in an effort to make the back a little bit higher than the front. I'm hoping this will take care of what I anticipate to be a slightly annoying fit--at least for my body type* =)

*long torso, relative lack of boobage.

SarahF said...

I am read up on what Elizabeth Zimmerman has to say on the subject of yoke-necked sweaters. I too will do short rows, make the whole neck higher. I have broad shoulders to hang this sweater on. For such a sweater I imagine shoulders may be as, if not more, important than boobage. I hope so since I have more in the shoulder department than in the boobage department.

PURLPOWER said...

Lizz's post, while sobering, was very helpful I thought. I'm considering doing as others have suggested and knitting Enid as a jumper rather than a cardi.