Despite the fact I know this type of yoke is ALWAYS too deep for me, I fell in love with the Birkin. I spent weeks picking out my colors. I happily knitted the color work, checking the depth and stopping immediately at the bottom of the leaves. And now that I’ve finished the whole sweater, the yoke is both too high and too wide at the top - too much fabric! I don’t think blocking is going to help.
I’ve fixed bottom-up patterned yokes before by ripping back and re-jigging the pattern and decreases to make it shorter at the top. But I’ve never fixed a top-down that has short rows. But I think it must be done, despite the fact that it makes me a bit nervous.
Should I try to thread a lifeline above the color work so I can rip back rather than tink? I used Spindrift, so the yarn is sticky, so ripping without a life line might work.
My initial thought is, if ripped back to above the color work that I just finish it as a boat neck in some way, or maybe I’ll just work dramatic decreases. Thoughts?
Sadly I also have to re-do the sleeves because I felt uncertain they would be big enough to go around my hefty upper arms and now they are too big. But that is a more straightforward job - time consuming, but within my capabilities.
Will try to upload a picture if I can manage to take one that shows the problem.
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.