Plum Blossom Revealed
I have renamed the swirled pentagon pullover "Plum Blossom".
Here is a closeup of the yoke
and this is the back, showing the waist shaping.
I did not find any additional errors in the pattern . It was really a fun and challenging design. Like Grumperina, I thought the sweater came together really well.
I tweaked the pattern slightly.
- I used a different yarn which yielded a looser gauge. I compensated by following knitting instructions for a petite size body and yoke and a small size sleeve.
- I added waist shaping, making 4 decreases/increases every 6 rows 5 times.
- This one is a biggie. I translated the instructions for knitting the sweater in the round. I joined the sleeves and the body at the underarm as in a traditional yoked sweater. After 8 rows, I divided up the knitting in 2 parts, left and right side. After binding off the last of the body stitches (row 26 after joining), I finished the sleeve (39 rows after joining).
- I made the decreases decorative, like the ones I learned in making this cardigan.
- If I were to make the sweater again, I would have made the sleeve cap about 2 rows shorter. Your row gauge may be different than mine, but I think the fit of my sweater would have been improved without the very slight wrinkle at the sleeve cap.
- I omitted the turtleneck.
- I did not fasten off the half pentagon at the back neck until there were 2 stitches in each section. (The pattern said 6 stitches.)
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