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« on: January 05, 2007 02:54:54 PM »

Hey everyone!  I'm knitting a sweater for the fiancé (it's an "engagement sweater"), and he wants a shawl collar.  "Knitting in the old way" (great book) gave me an idea of what a shawl collar should look like (inserted into a V-neck opening), but after completing it it was much too feminine then either of us had expected.
I want it to look more like this one:

Does anyone know what that is called and how I should go about constructing it?
I'm thinking that if I make a V-neck opening except with about ten stitches on a holder in the centre, then do a traditional shawl collar it will work.
Am I on the right track?
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007 04:06:55 PM »

i recently finished a shawl collar jumper, here's how i did it.

front - work untill it's where you want the collar to begin.
K20, bind off next 18, then knit to end (obviously the emount of stitches will be different on yours! but you need to make sure that the bind off is in the center)

then, work straight on that last set of stitches only untill you reach the shoulder and bind off.

rejoin yarn on other side and carry on knitting untill it matches the the first side.

you should be left with a kind of rectangle shape collar.

join shoudler seams of front and back

with circular needles begin to pick up stitches in the bottom right hand corner of that rectangle. carry on picking up stitches up the right side, around the back, and down the left side.
it doesn't join in the round!

do k2 p2 rib, untill the rib reaches to the opposite corner.  bind off.
lap edges of collar over and sew down.


Does all that make sense?



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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007 10:39:43 AM »

Oooh, so I don't do any decreasing at all?  Fantastic!
Do you have a picture of what that jumper turned out like?
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007 01:55:39 PM »

Okay, here I go!
I've put ten stitches on the holder!
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2007 07:10:33 AM »



here's mine. I used a debbie bliss pattern. I wish i had made the actual collar a little bit longer now, so i might go back to it at some point.
 mine's more like a sack sweater, it's drop-shoulder too, so it's really baggy too.
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