This is the Newport Classic Turtleneck from Marie Greene’s Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks. It took me two months to make, but I like it a lot.
I knitted this in Lambspun Prism yarn in color way Peony. Size 6 needles with size 4 needles for the ribbing. It’s not blocked yet.
It’s not a turtleneck. Not even a mock turtle. But the unusual collar makes it special. The space-dyed yarn makes me look as though I have a very uneven bosom. I like it anyway.
I like the detail of using a different stitch for the raglan seamlines, but garter stitch isn’t that cool. Using lace or a cable would slow down the construction, but it might be worth it if I knit this again.
The other interesting details are the wide ribbing at the waist and the long ribbed cuffs.
The sweater is lightweight and the silk/merino blend makes it very soft and lovely.
It was easy to knit. It started at the top with a very traditional raglan style and in fact continues with a very traditional pattern all the way to the bottom. Then you pick up the stitches for the collar and knit it up to the top. That’s cast off and you’re through.
The combination of traditional plan and special details produces an interesting sweater that’s also an easy knit.
The instructions are very clearly written, with touchpoints along the way where you can check your stitch counts. I made the size suggested for my measurements and the fit is just right. I will make more sweaters from this book, I am sure.