Hi! I’m doing my first major pattern modification to a top down raglan sweater - or maybe it’s really more of an improvised pattern? I’m using the stripe design from this pattern but I want it to be a simple no-frills top-down raglan with a crew neck.
I was looking for universal patterns or tutorials to guide me a little, and found this which seems great! However, that method of knitting flat to shape the back of the neck I have previously only come across on cardigan patterns (I think), usually the sweater patterns I’ve knit have used short rows to shape the back of the neck. It would be nice to not have to go back and pick up stitches for the ribbing at the neckline, I think. What are the pros and cons to the two different methods? How would I go about changing the shaping to short rows? Could someone point me in the direction of other resources or universal patterns that might be helpful?