09 October 2012


Okay, so I have finished the sleeves in my Jaina sweater. This is cause for celebration.

You'll just have to imagine me doing the Carlton Dance:

But the thing is, I have to finish the collar. And uh... I'M GOING ROGUE.

The collar is supposed to look like this:

It's a double collar. Stitches are picked up twice for that one area, and the edges are supposed to roll.

Well, I don't like that. No sir, not at all. I'm not a fan of rolled anything. I continually try to unroll and flatten things. I could do the collar with plain stockinette and slip a few edge stitches to try to get it to lay flat or something, but I feel like it'd be too plain without the roll.

So I'm doing this:
My fingers are holding onto the edge of the collar. I'm keeping the double collar look, but using double ribbing. I'm hoping for a ruffly-ish look. I'm also hoping that the ribbing isn't going to fight too much with the decorative motifs. The thing is, the sweater is so dark that I'm willing to give it a try. Were it lighter, I could see it being a real issue.

Hopefully it works out! Have you ever loved a pattern but disliked a detail? What did you change? How would you change the collar on this sweater?
- YX


  1. I have to add length to pretty much everything-- drat my Amazonian proportions! My favorite adjustment I ever made was adding 3/4 sleeves to my Pioneer sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/molliewollie/pioneer Cap sleeves on a wool sweater just made very little sense to me.