Lincoln Green Sweater Complete
I finished my husband's sweater this weekend. It was a lot of knitting (two sleeves and neck) but I did it and I am overall quite pleased with the results. For the edging of his sweater, I did a 4 x 4 broken rib (the purl was replaced with garter stitch) pattern so it would not be too wavy. I finished the bottom of the body and the sleeves with five ridges of garter stitch.
I am not thrilled with the neck line but he wanted a VERY short vee neck shaping. I think it should be a deeper vee neck. Whatever-he is very very happy with it. I also decided to make the neck line overlap so there would be more elasticity. I am notorious for making neck bind offs too tight and always ripping out. I succeeded in doing this neck ribbing one time only :)
I really liked this universal pattern, however I wish they would give a standard raglan measurement. I was supposed to measure one of his raglan garments for the number, guess what? He does not own any! So I did the raglan shaping with pure guessing and he tried it on to make sure I was on the right track. That is one glorious benefit to top down knitting!!!