One of the most prevailing trends in the last decade of knitting has been the public love affair with Top Down Knitting.
I love it myself and have explored many of the types and styles that people have been using for decades and are now becoming a trend topic once more.
One of Chic Knits’ recent releases, VONICA, starts from the top, but is a traditional, set-in sleeve type sweater.
In this type of design, stitches are picked up along the shoulder through a cast-on area. Several things make this area prone to stretching, such as the type of cast-on used, the type of yarn used, and the nature of the lace itself.
Using a firm cast-on is key, but sometimes the other factors will combine to stretch that shoulder line. The sleeves should have a slight drop shoulder but should not travel down into the arm area.
Here’s my "discovery", born of a deadline, moving forward, from me to you to hopefully help you in your knitting! :)