Two nights ago the raglan decreasing on the Liquorish Allsorts jumper had the promised accelleration effect. Knitting speeded up, rows flashed by in a giddy rush, and then it all sputtered to a halt.
The anticlimax was caused by a combination of the instructions for the neck shaping being a bit vague, and the stripes not quite finishing up where I hoped they would. According to the pattern they either finished four rows after I need to begin the shaping, or right where I needed to. Naturally, I decided to believe the latter.
As a result I have a very odd neckline:
The neck shaping adds extra rows of black to the sides and back, then I topped it all off with a rolled hem. This all adds up to a neck that is a little high at the front but too wide at the sides. If I’d followed the first interpretation of the neck shaping, I would have had a neckline lower at the front, but even wider at the sides.
I spent last night sewing in ends and considering my options. I think I’m going to have to frog back to the orange stripe and just fudge a new neckline shape, keeping the height at the front but bringing it closer at the sides.
The good news is I have plenty of wool left for that beanie. Why was I so worried?
Peri Peri thought I was paying waay too much attention to this dilemma, and waaay to little to him. So he tested the sleeping nook potential of my knitting basket.