So is that a good thing or a bad thing?
There’s so much garter stitch in this pattern that I’ve forced myself to learn how to yarn-over and K2tog in continental style so that I can whip through it. Especially with this size needles, it really does speed things up.
The other pattern alteration I did was to add a slip stitch or selvedge edge at the neckline. I tend to find regular garter stitch ends bumpy and uncomfortable against my neck, and I like the smooth look of thisedging. The yarn texture is fabulous, though--soft and smooth and springy--so you’d be fine without it.
I must confess, however, to some misgivings about my choice of color. Now that I look at it, the sawtooth trim edge reminds me entirely too much of a dragon’s tail (I realize this may be a plus for some readers). Well, either that, or Kermit the Frog’s neck--again a function of this particular color. I love Kermit, I wore a Kermit watch until I was 26, and I own The Muppet Show on DVD, but I am a bit worried this will prove too much even for me.
Still, I soldier on in the hopes that the other side of the triangle will redeem my imagination’s attachment to these unfortunate metaphors. Occupational hazard of authors I suppose--we’re always thinking “that looks like....”.