My Epaulet Sweater is finished and it fits beautifully.
This has to be among the most challenging and ingenious designs created by EZ.
It certainly was a puzzle to figure out, and once I understood the concept it was wonderful to knit.
Knitting it was quite the adventure. The pattern I have was published in Handwoven Jan 1982 and included a lovely photo. It also had three (3) seperate instructions, very "pithy", a "statistics and percentages" and the "Now, Dear blind followers, here we go". So I crunched the numbers and started. And stumbled, and ripped, and tried again and ripped. I must have ripped six times.
Finally in desperation I wrote to Meg, and she very graciously wrote back with more details and diagrams. It is a shame that my original pattern did not include diagrams. A picture really is worth a thousand words for once I saw the diagram I knew what shapes to knit. And then it was smooth sailing.
I also posted my dilemma to this blog. Another knitter contacted me privately, saying she was intrigued by this pattern too and had gotten stuck. So we coached each other.
Knitting is wonderful.