I realized last night that I DO have to steek the v-neck because, since I am knitting it in the round, I started my rounds under the left arm. But, if I were to knit to the beginning of the neckline, then turn and knit back, I would end up on different pattern rows in that next row – the front left would be one pattern row ahead of the rest of the sweater. Aaargh! I prefer steeking anyway, but I’m a little worried about the cotton/Modal yarn – I’ll have to sew the steeks really well before I cut.
Oh, and I’m doing half raglan, half saddle shoulder shaping. I’m doing raglan decreases until I’ve decreased out two pattern repeats; then I’ll knit even until it’s at the point to take the remaining sleeve repeats across the top of the shoulder as a saddle shoulder. I think I’ll leave those stitches live at the neck to work into the hood.
Pattern: Apres Surf Hoodie from Interweave Knits Summer 2008
Yarn: Shine Sport Sand (discontinued color from my stash)
Needles: Knit Picks US 1 (2.50mm) 32″ nickel plated fixed circular for the body and two 24″ nickel plated fixed circulars for the sleeves <