Well, it’s a mixed bag . . .
On the plus side, all the knitting is done! The emblem looks phenomenal. It was a blast to knit and turned out gorgeous. I love the purple for this, by the way; I think it looks regal!I knit the sleeves both at once on the same needle so they perfectly match. They’re beautiful and puffy (wait ’til you see them!)
My problem is the neckline. I need enough stitches there so the sweater fits over Logan’s head, so I picked up a lot of them and reduced to 100 on the next round. I knit the rest of the rows as written, folded it down and whip stitched it to the inside. And it really looked bad! There were too many picot bumps and I’d sewn them down at an angle. 😒 So I un-sewed the seam and and unraveled the knitted rows and reduced to 80 stitches, I think. I knit the rest of the rows again, folded it down and whip stitched it to the inside. Still too many. There were actually folds in the front and they were still at an angle, so I un-sewed the seam and and unraveled the knitted rows a second time. Now I paid attention to where the folds were and reduced the stitches there.
Hoping that the third time’s the charm, I knit the rest of the rows again, folded it down and whip stitched it to the inside. This time, I was very careful to sew each live stitch into the purl bump directly underneath it. Still didn’t look right, but I thought vigorous blocking might do the trick.Nope.
They’re too close together. I’m thinking that I just don’t like this way of making a picot edge — knit a few rows, do one row of (YO, K2tog), knit a few more rows, then fold and sew down. It doesn’t look right, at least for this many stitches and this yarn, and maybe my knitting style. It doesn’t look feminine or strong – just ugly.