The 'one step forward,
two steps backwards'
I was attempting to knit the pully using EZ"s Seamless Set In Sleeve method. Of course, to add to the difficulties, I wanted a lower version of the crew neck and 'at the same' wanted to keep the cable in it's entirety right up to the shoulder.
Severe knitterly denial set in some time Saturday. The entire process was taking too long. Not time wise, but row wise. I began to envision the armholes sitting close to the navel. But I kept on.
Then the neck shaping instructions were so Elizabeth. That is, a few details short of clear. The front neckline was knit and ripped about six times. Still I knit on.
There was one little niggling thought as I kept knitting. Those frequent ravelry comments stating that the pattern resulted in pointy shoulders. But most knitters went on to say things like "Love it anyway". "Favourite sweater nonetheless." So I knit on. And finished the sweater last evening. Guess what. The shoulders are pointy. The armhole to shoulder area was way too deep to be attractive. I ripped it back to the join and am now knitting raglan sleeves. .
I am disappointed to discover that Elizabeth Zimmermann is fallible. My mantra previously had been "If Elizabeth says it is so, then it will be so." With the exception of seamless set in sleeves, I
still believe that.
Raglan sleeves are good. I know they fit. They flatter. And they are easy to do. So one step forward, in a new direction and perhaps, Pumpkin Pie tonight.