Sknitter--that's awesome that you have an expert to draw from. Tell her to join the forum! I'm sure her input would be welcome.
I started the body of the sweater--I'm going to try to knit on the sleeves. After all, that is one of the beauties of steeking. EZ talks about matching up the pattern of the yoke when picking up stitches for the sleeves to make a continuous pattern. I'll give that a shot, and if it doesn't work, I can always go the other route.
I now have a billion rows of navy to knit, though. sigh
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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