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chamaecyparis
« on: July 30, 2007 03:30:01 PM »

So, I just got the book The Natural Knitter by Barbara Albright, and I'm all excited to start knitting the "Memories of Ukraine" sweater (which can be seen here if anyone is interested-it's the one on the top right).  It's a top-down lace linen sweater with a circular yoke and a sort of mock-turtleneck. 

Here's where my question comes in: I'd like to do it without the mock turtleneck, maybe even with more of a scoop neck, but I have no idea how to modify the pattern to do that (especially without messing up the lace pattern).  I know there must be some way to do it... any tips from all you wise knitters would be much appreciated.

 
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007 08:57:50 PM »

The pattern repeats, so one thing you can try is to increase the number of stitches to create a scoop (great thing about top-down is you can try it on to see how it looks & fits).
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007 06:48:09 AM »

Yeah, I think that's what I'm going to do...I was a little hesitant about doing that at first, because usually necklines are higher in the back than the front, rather than just being a circular hole, and I thought it might look funny if I did it that way.  But then I looked at a few other sweaters with similar construction, and decided it would probably look ok.

Thanks for the help!
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