Garter Yoke Tunic, Part 2: Seam Line Issues

As anyone who has knit Jared’s (b r o o k l y n t w e e d) Cobblestone Pullover knows, when you knit garter stitch in the round, you end up with a visible seam at the point where the round begins (Jared’s design puts the seam at the back center of the yoke, so it looks like a cool design element).

On this sweater, because I worked it flat before joining at the bottom of the notch neck, the seam was in the front of the sweater. I hemmed and hawed and worked half of the yoke to see how it looked without any special consideration.

Finally, I dropped down to the center of the V/notch and picked the stitches up in stockinette stitch. I decided that since it runs down the yoke and meets up with the stockinette body portion of the sweater, it would not look out of place.

garter yoke
garter yoke [flickr]

It’s a little wobbly right now, but once I block the yoke I think it will be fine. I was concerned it would give the sweater too much of a “and here is my chest!” look to it, but I don’t think it does.

If only that was the most difficult design issue to handle…

[to be continued-- see all posts]

4 Comments so far

  1. stacey on September 9th, 2008

    It looks great – I actually like the seam – it looks like it’s there on purpose as it lines up with the center notch….

  2. Andrea on September 9th, 2008

    Oooo! Pretty!

  3. gleek on September 9th, 2008

    i saw that in the photo on flickr and thought it was a great idea!

  4. kim on September 11th, 2008

    That looks really great! I love the colors, and I love the neckline. It’s coming along really well!