No, no, no, not me. My collar.
First, the artistic picture:
Then, on me:
Then, now the details. So, it is quite obvious that I'm working on the yoke of my Real Life Yoke Saddle Shoulder Sweater from the Top Down. From now on, I think I'm going to just abbreviate it as YSSFTD (Yoke Saddle Shoulder From the Top Down). Anyways...... I'm kinda proud of myself cuz I think it's a damn good looking collar, don't you think?
Shit, my head is so big I can't walk through the door!
But seriously. It didn't work the first time around, or the 2nd time. This time, 3 times was the charm.
So, as you all know, I had some problems with the neck sizing...... even though, now my head is so big it would have fit the old size. I picked up VERY VERY carefully, followed instructions from various sources on how to avoid holes etc.... and here are a few pointers I have:
- Pick up with a needle 1 or 2 sizes smaller than the needle that you're using.
- Pick up every stitch possible. Pick up stitch for stitch on the vertical part of the knitting, and pick up 3 stitches for every 4 rows in the horizontal part of the knitting. Pick up extra corner stitches.
- This is WAYYYYYY too many stitches though. Trust me, I found out later and had to rip. I decreased the number of stitches by 10% by knitting 2 togethers evenly in the 1st round. Knitting up too many stitches causes the collar to FLARE. I could have actually gone down even more to 14%, but I think it looks ok.
- Then I proceeded on with a 1x1 rib.
- On the first round, I twisted every knit stitch, twisted every purl stitch and twisted every k2tog stitch.
- Proceeded to then knit about 1 inch of ribbing.
- And then bound off with the FABULOUS and HANDSOME looking tubular bind off.
Here's the full collar:
Here are some close up shots of my picked up stitches:
And here are some close up shots of the tubular bind off:
So, what do you all think?