Truth is, I'm scared. You see, I am just a few rows shy of starting the yoke pattern.
necklace-like than deep chested. That means, math is required. As I mentioned last week, I can calculate the math knowing my row gauge. Indeed, Meg Swansen herself has done something similar with her 50th Anniversary sweater. She says "I wanted a shallower yoke pattern, so I eliminated 8 rounds of the chart ....but still fit the truncated chart into a 9 1/2 " yoke with the 16 plain rounds preceding it."
So I know it can be done. But with my row gauge and shallow yoke, I have 30 rows, not 16, preceding the pattern. Not that it matters to style, but will it matter to shaping?
The first decrease in the yoke chart appears at row 27. And - - row 27 of the yoke pattern occurs 37 rows from the body/sleeve join. Something Elizabeth had figured out, I'm sure, to make the body bulk disappear in a timely fashion to create a good-fitting yoke.
But with my additional 30 rows, will the fit still be good? It should - if
I mean, I trust Elizabeth, it's me that I worry about.