I wonder if you will be able to help or give advice, please? I have knitted a pullover for my partner, using the Brooklyn Tweed pattern Cobblestone, second size, 43.5" chest.
It is a fantastic pattern and a great pleasure to knit - I am really happy with the results.
However, my partner would be even more delighted with his new sweater if the neckline could be a little less shallow and could finish closer to his throat - he usually wears a T-shirt underneath pullovers and does not want too much of it to show at the neckline.
I have unpicked the bind off edge and have unravelled the last 5 rounds of knit stitch that create a rolled over neckline. I have 76 stitches and am knitting in the round. The whole garment is knittted in the round with arms joined in and a knitted yoke. I am trying to work out how best to make the neckline higher and narrower before binding off again. Should I knit someshort rows and knit and purl rounds before decreasing or should I simply knit more rounds with some decreases then knit the 5 knit rounds and bind off? The mathematics involved is defeating me! I am an experienced knitter but haven’t yet tried adapting patterns by myself - I don’t want to get in a muddle or make a drastic error!
I would be truly grateful if you could advise me how best to sort out my problem and if you can, to tell me how the maths would work - i.e., I probably need a bit of spoon-feeding! Sue Tanton