The new pattern I’m working on for a Family Crew Neck Pullover begins by knitting the neckband in the round. This is not the usual way to start a raglan pullover.
Usually you would cast on for the shoulder, back of neck and second shoulder and work back and forth to form the crewneck. You would work your usual raglan increases along with an increase at the beginning and end of the row to form the crewneck angle on the Front. Then cast on some centre front stitches and work your yoke in the round. Pick up the neckband afterwards.
Have you made a pullover that begins like this?
But of course, I am not doing this pullover like that. As my husband would say, “Have you met me?”.
I am starting with the neckband already knit in the round and to form the crewneck front, I’m going to work short rows. Why? Because I love short rows and they work.
Look at that. To me it’s a thing of beauty. I know, it’s a weird designer thing. But I do love looking at this stage in my pullover. The Back is raised. The Front is lowered. And now we’re working in the round for the rest of the yoke.
Now I have a question for you. Here it is with a colour change.
Is the angled edge of the Front with the short rows too messy?
Here’s a close up of both sides. Messy?
I don’t mind it at all but …
Would you like one round of grey knit before starting the short rows? Yes or No?
Thanks. I appreciate your opinion. Cheers, Deb