Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Escape From Sleeve Island

In all the years I've been knitting sweaters--and I've knitted a lot of sweaters--I've only found one way off Sleeve Island, and that's full speed ahead.

The first sleeve of Francis Again took me three weeks to finish. Now, I'll admit I was distracted by other things, like Mosaic Madness, but still, three weeks is an unreasonable length of time for a single sleeve. So yesterday, when I finally bound off the first sleeve, I immediately cast on the second and decided to knit until it was done.

As you can see, it's done! (I know the sleeves look really short--it's deliberate. This yarn is going to grow like a teenager in the summertime when it hits water, so I knitted everything short in anticipation of wet blocking.)

I've been looking forward to casting on the lovely, large cowl neck, but when I tried this on, my husband took one look and insisted I not put on a collar at all, or if I had to have one, just a minimal little rolling edge collar. Now, I really want the cowl, but he made me agree to ask the blog for its opinion first.

So what say you, Blog?

Large, floppy cowl?

Or little, rolled edge?

We await your decision.

15 comments:

RebKnitz said...

Clearly, the answer is to knit a second sweater so you can have one with the cowl neck and one with a little rolled edge :-)

Michelle said...

I vote cowl!

JeanP said...

Little rolled edge.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I opt for small rolled collar!

Kathy said...

Rolled edge!

Knitcoach said...

Little rolled edge. It looks lovely!

mimiscreations said...

little rolled edge will be just fine ;-)

sophanne said...

As is. Or knit the cowl and then I can decide.

seashells said...

I think RebKnitz is right, clearly the only way to settle this is to knit a second sweater. If that is impossible, I vote for the cozy cowl neck

Sue said...

Cowl - and I am glad you are back on a regular basis. I missed you.

Anonymous said...

Little rolled edge! It's adorable that way.

Laine

Julie in San Diego said...

Little rolled edge and then a separate detached cowl to wear with it when desired.

Sandra said...

I agree with Julie - knit the cowl separatley to give yourself options.

knitzalot said...

Definitely the cowl!

5elementknitr said...

make the cowl but don't attach it - removable cowl!