I accidently skipped a row in the pattern and decided to use a second needle to back it out and use the opportunity to see if the yoke would lay flat. 👍 Looking ok. I am going to have to redo the neckline though - rip it out, add some rows to bring it closer to a real neck size, and do a short ribbing instead of garter stitch for the neck edge. The size 7 was perfect for the DK colorwork but size 6 initially made gauge for the neck then it kept stretching and now is about five inches wider than the pattern size, which was too big anyway (larger size women don’t necessarily have large necks...). No big deal to fix though. Not sure why pattern specifies DK weight and size 4/5 needles though - and looking at the image the sample appears to use yarn lighter weight somewhere between sock and sport weight. Had I used a 5 on my colorwork it would have resulted in a fabric as stiff as a board. 😳Definitely will need blocking and I am considering blocking as soon as I finish the colorwork. I am going to make a capelet out of it, not a sweater, and it will be much easier to block the yoke if I can lay it flat, then block everything again later when I finish the lower portion. I like the impressionistic effect of the tonal yarns and do not mind that the motif is a little blurred by the yarn choice. Love these colors together. .
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