Not liking it


Aside from some grafting, I have finished the icelandic yoke sweater. I don’t know what to say. It wasn’t the most enjoyable sweater to knit. so many colors to work with at one time. I also carried the yarns too tight in the yoke and it is puckered in some spots. What I can’t stand is the neck. It goes too high up my neck. I feel like I am choking. I don’t like anything that close to my neck. I will be frogging the neck. I just have to decide what I will do to make it comfy enough that I can wear it.

Finished Islandic Yoke

I am thinking a couple of options:

  • rip out the entire neck ribbing and redo without the 18 stitch decrease. This will open it up and make it much looser
  • do a stockinette stitch neck and let it roll over. Would it look good with this sweater?
  • Do the ribbing with out the decreases and fold it over instead of binding off. This will loosen it up


Any suggestions?


I went ahead and frogged it up to the decrease row. I did the ribbing without any  decreases and I used a cast off from A Knitting Glossary by Meg Swansen and Elizabeth Zimmermann called the Icelandic cast off. It looks sloppy and loose. here is a picture of it redone:


Redone neck line

Redone neck line

So now I have frogged it again. This time I am going to do 10 of the 18 decreases and  still use the Icelandic cast of because it was nice and flexible.

One thought on “Not liking it

  1. Thanks for the kind words, I definitely need all the encouragement I can get right now that I am making the right decision! I really love the colors you used for this sweater. I knit a sweater which had a turtleneck that I didn’t like, so I just did a row of single crochets around the neck edge and it worked out well. I don’t know if you are interested in trying that, but it’s pretty simple to do.

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