I’ve made top-down sweaters before, but the neckline always looks clunky. How do you get a nice rounded neckline on a top-down knitted pullover?
Why do you use Judy’s magic cast-on? Do I have to use it or can I do this CO another way?
Every neckline should be as tidy as the one on the right. Unfortunately, most are written like the one on the left. Since I can’t travel to every corner of the world to teach this in my European Finishing class, I’m posting instructions for the Proper Cocoknits Neckline for every knitter to use and enjoy!
Do your k2tog’s look neater than your ssk’s? Depending on how you knit, this neater way to ssk may neaten up your decrease stitches — give it a try!
Have you noticed that your gauge tightens up when you knit in the round? If so, join the club! It’s very common for the knit st to be tighter than the purl st so when you eliminate the purl rows by knitting in the round you often tighten up significantly.
In most of my sweaters you will only have two short seams on each shoulder; the top, bound-off edge of the front to the sloped back shoulder and the top, bound-off edge of the sleeve to the side of the front. Since there are only two little seams it’s worthwhile getting them right.