The yoke is completely finished.
This is such a great little pattern with such a broad range of sizes. Infant to children's 4 so it cover my three wee people. My big fella needs a larger size, but this isn't his kind of sweater anyway. He is a vest man. Sweaters make him hot so if I want to knit him a sweater I am going to have to consult his mom about what he likes.
I am completely thrilled with everything about it and I can't wait to finish.
I think I was supposed to purl on the first row after the pickup but I rather like how this looks. Its gives just a little more weight to that slipped stitch edging so I left it.
I was a little concerned about a couple of things on that first row. Losing stitches off my needles was number one. I was working on dpns as I had all the way along, but it was extremely awkward. there were pickups at the underarms and well, it was just awkward. I only had a 24 inch 2.75 mm circular available and that was just too close to the sweater for easy knitting.
This morning, first thing, I went in to the yarn store and picked up a 2.75 mm 16 inch needle. I have thought about getting one for a long time. Several projects, but I always kept trucking through on dpns, or a long circular needles, but the 24 inch needle is just not an option on this diameter and right now, I have no idea where the longer needles are.
The sweater is moving along just fine. I am not sure if I will finish tonight but it will be very close. Meantime, I am really enjoying the work and loving the pattern.