Hooray, I finished the collar of the Wonder Woman sweater today! The pattern has a ribbed collar, but as it was already kind of high, I decided on a rolled stockinette collar. I was afraid the ribbed collar would stand up and look like Nehru jacket, which is not the look I was aiming for….
Phew, I’m so glad that this thing fits! I had the feeling that it was going to be long and slim-fitting, even though the fronts consistently measured at at least 13″ across. I think the curling of the stockinette was messing with my mind.
Overall, this was a fine pattern. It was mostly charted, without many written instructions, so a beginning knitter might need some help, while an experienced knitter will be fine. I should also mention that this pattern was written for adults, with the yarn doubled. I used a single strand of yarn and intended this for a 6 year-old.
I didn’t actually do many modifications to change it to a little girl’s sweater! I just measured my kid, did a gauge swatch and casted on for the second smallest size (okay, I did the smallest size first but it was looking too small, so I started over with the second smallest size). I only did a bit of math in figuring when to start the colorwork on the chest. I started around 12.2″, and it seems fine.
I’m happy that it’s not too snug, and there’s definitely room to grow into this sweater. Now, where can I procure an invisible jet for the Wee Girl???