|View from our 3rd floor balcony.|
|The silver maple behind our house getting tossed around.|
I knitted and knitted and knitted, and listened to audio books and at long last arrived at the underarms. My experience with this pattern stitch is that it has a tendency to grow in length when blocked, so I put everything on lengths of waste yarn, gave it a bath, and laid it out to dry. As expected, it appears to have gained an inch. There's a chance it will shrink back when dry, but probably not. In that case, I'll frog the last inch before proceeding with the upper body. I'm putting a suggestion re blocking in the written pattern so anyone who wants to knit this jacket will have the info they need to make it fit properly.