When last I posted, I was a little concerned about picking up stitches for the neck band. Very carefully I picked up and knit each little stitch up down and up the V.
It took a couple of tries to get the correct number of stitches.
The instructions call for the first round of stitches to be knit into the stitch below. There was no stitch below, so I started with a plain rib and then added the detail on subsequent rows. I think it turned out great!
A good lesson in taking the time to do it again (and again) until it is right. The only thing I would change is to make a smaller size. There is quite a bit of negative ease written in to the pattern. So, take how you like to wear your sweaters in to consideration when deciding on a size. I like to wear my sweaters a little snug.
Done in plenty of time for a 4th of July evening game of croquet.
Next up, a little something perfect for warm weather knitting.