I've finished the body of "Tempting II" and now I'm working on the sleeves.
I'm doing them two at a time on two circular needles, not my usual technique. I am usually able to manage with just ONE circular needle for such things, but it wasn't quite long enough to work comfortably.
I've done a tubular cast on which gives 1 x 1 ribbing a nice, professional looking start.
Another change I am making to the original pattern involves the way the body and sleeves are attached and the yoke is knit. The pattern has you knitting partial rows and breaking the yarn several times at this point. Instead I plan to join the underarm of one sleeve using a 3-needle bind off, knit across the front stitches, join the second underarm with a 3-needle bind off, and knit across the back stitches. For the next row I'll knit across the tops of the first sleeve, along the front, the top of the second sleeve, and the back. As far as I can foresee this should have exactly the same outcome as breaking the yarn all those times.......and will result in less ends to sew in when I'm finished. Anyone see a problem with this alteration? Please leave a comment if you do!