I’m knitting a sweater and don’t particularly like the neckline and want to change it. Are there some general guidelines for shaping a boat neck or crew neck? What I’m looking for is a loose formula that indicates in general how many stitches to cast off for the basic opening of a neckline and also what the “recipe” for decreases might be to shape the sides.
Any information would be appreciated. If there is a reference in one of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s books that addresses this issue I’d love to know that, too.