Third time's the charm?

I have been working on this charcoal sweater on and off for the past six months. First collar on it was a V-Neck that matched the ribbing at the cuffs and waist. I thought the V was too deep and the collar had no substance, so I ripped that out and tried to do a fatigue collar with button holes, keeping with the scarlet V trim but doing the fatigue placket in charcoal. That proved to be too intense--I was three quarters of the way through it and I realized I did not know where I was going.

This is the third attempt. I am filling in the V-neck opening with a pearl gray, single rib on a size 4 needle. The body of the sweater was knit with size 8. I plan on continuing up with the pearl gray to create a split mock turtle collar. So far so good. Everything else about the sweater I like. Maybe this time when I finish it I will even consider wearing it--in public even!

This is the last WIP I plan to finish before I begin my new project: a seed stitch V-neck in forest green heather.

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steve kadel's picture

very nice work

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That will turn out very nice. I like gray but you offset it nicely with a bit of spark.

albert's picture

You may start a new fashion trend!

Mnjack's picture

Nice knitting. I love the red stripe accent. Be sure to post the finished sweater. It certainly looks stylish.

ronhuber's picture

I, too, like that snappy dash of red.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Very handsome! The colors are rad!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a great way to work that collar. Reminds me of a shirt I owned as a youngster; it had a similar look with a lighter color filling in the V. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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