I feel I should give you a brief overview of what I plan to do next. Here is a short list:
- Next we will work out and knit the collar for the coat.
- After the collar, we will pick up and knit stitches for the body of the sweater.
- We will then knit down in one piece to the divide for the shoulders.
- Next we will knit the two fronts and back separately to the base of the armholes at which point, we will cast on some stitches for the underarms and continue knitting in one piece.
- Either at this point or at the end, we will pick up and knit stitches for the sleeves and work them straight to desired length.
- We will continue knitting the body straight to the desired length.
- We will then attach appropriate closures and show our lovely creations to the world (I am not including button holes in the pattern as the original didn’t have any, if you want them, I suggest placing YO button holes at your discretion).
Note: because we are doing the designing this way, I have decided to go with a dropped shoulder and a square sleeve join like this sweater I knit from Vintage Knits: 30 Exquisite Vintage-Inspired Patterns for Cardigans, Twin Sets, Crewnecks and More, by Sarah Dallas, as I think this will be easier for everyone to make fit. It also looks like the original was shaped quite like this.
If anyone has questions or suggestions on how to proceed please let me know.