- Crocheted (or knitted) from the bottom up to the arm, increase on either side for the arms, crochet up to the neck, create an opening for the neck, continue down the back to underneath the arms, decrease back to torso width and finish crocheting to the end.
- Crocheted (or knitted) from side to side, starting with sleeve width, increase on either side to account for body length, crochet to the neck opening and work body length on either side of the neck opening, rejoin to crochet all together until sleeves, decrease for the sleeves and crochet sleeve to the end
With both techniques, you're completing the sweater flat and then seaming up the sides and under the arms. Also, there isn't any neckline shaping, it's just a simple, wide opening that drapes a little because of its width. I know this maybe hard to understand in words, so I thought I would put together a quick drawing to explain the two ways to construct this.
I decided that I'll be constructing this from the bottom up because I think the neckline will be easier to put together. I decided that I'll be using primarily half double crochets (HDCs) for the stitching with some variations to create a more interesting look for the upper body part of this. The main part up to the sleeves will be HDC. I put together a swatch today:
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