Look, it fits over his head! Plan C – cutting out the knitting from the cast-on edge – worked. Here is what I cut off:The original neckline used short rows at the back so that it was higher at the center of the back than at the center of the front. I didn’t try to replicate this on the new neckline because the raglan seam wouldn’t have been pretty. Since I would have knitted in the opposite direction, the seam wouldn’t have lined up. So instead, I picked up a round of stitches just below the cast-on edge at the front, which made it about 6 rounds down at the back, and just called that the new neckline. You can see that it is now symmetrical – no more short rows:I did an applied i-cord and I think it looks very tidy.
It turns out that having a larger neck opening is probably better. Boy 2 does not love clothes up around his neck. This way, he can wear a t-shirt under the sweater and not complain about ANY itchies. To me, this sweater is soft soft soft, but the angora fluff can be a teensy bit irritating, I guess…The sleeves look a bit short, but again, Boy 2 doesn’t like cuffs in his way. I can always lengthen those next winter as needed, since they were bound off at the cuff.
I’m happy to call this project DONE!