O let's face it, I am never happy with the pattern as written on anything. I have to make it my way.
I kept thinking that I should be able to do the neckline ribbing and make the front of the neck lower than the back. Most of these patterns make them even or balanced, which is either too low in the back or too high in the front. Or too low in both back and front. I don't want a gap at the back of my neck and especially don't want that 'strangled' feeling of being hit too high in the neck in front.
I decided to knit the ribbing and then do short rows on just the back neck and stop and turn after the front raglan increases. I knit with a wrap and turn technique, and didn't pick up the wraps, risktaker that I am. Turns out it doesn't show.
I am attempting to show the wrapped stitches, which even I can't see, but am guessing they are where I placed the X's. The fact that I knit five rows more on the back of the ribbing, thus raising the back neck while keeping the front stitches unknit til later fulfills my goal of lowering the front neck. Yay!
Here are two variations of the jacket. Free pattern. My neckline will be higher, and raglan construction, so this will be more of a jacket to keep me warm. I am changing the front button placket too, and won't be making the lacy cuffs and hem. I am aiming at long sleeves..
It is two varigated sock yarns held together, and I ordered the suggested yarns only to find out one colorway was out of stock, so I am substituting a purple mix for one of the four colors called for in the pattern. In the end my jacket will only be slightly like this one. I'll have pockets on mine.