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.
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
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:
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.