I need an opinion today (or several of them) about the Eastlake sweater. I’m done (sort of, it needs finishing and washing still) but I’m debating if I should rip out the neckline and do that over. It’s far narrower than the original and I’m not sure I like it that way.
Ok, the original from the pattern book looks like this:
See the deep, slightly square neckline? It’s one of the designs features that attracted me in the first place.
And this is my version of it (please excuse the crappy self-portrait style foto):
The neckline is smaller and quite round. I’m really not too happy with it. The problem is: I followed the instructions for this to the letter and would have to use trial and error to change it. Is it bad enough to start the whole neckline over again? Undoing seams, ripping back facing, front and back and try to fiddle my way to some solution (argh!). Or should I just accept that it looks different, but still ok somehow? Help!