It’s hard to get great photos when you are taking them of yourself in the bathroom mirror, but hopefully the picture is clear enough to see the detail of the sleeve. I decreased just about every row all the way up to the shoulder cap.
I did stop working the sweater as one piece when I hit the shoulder caps and then worked each front and the back separately. Short rows were used for the shoulder shaping then three-needle bind off was used for the shoulder seam. Lastly, I sewed the shoulder cap to the shoulder and grafted the underarm seam.
I was able to work the sweater yoke mostly as one piece. The only seams are where the shoulder caps are sewn down and where the shoulders were bound off together- which gives the sweater a little structure.
While I really like the raglan sleeve, I also like the set-in look from time to time. I think I’m going to keep this new method in my tool box for future use.
Next up is the button band and collar. I’m thinking a shawl collar, which I’ve never done before so it will be another educational knitting attempt. 🙂 And, I’m rethinking the after-thought pockets. So far, the sweater is light and airy and pockets may weigh it down too much. We’ll have to wait and see.