|Collar pieces - under on top of upper|
First off, there was a question about making buttonholes in sweater knit. It can be done, but it really depends on the knit. There are different types of sweater knit and I would only even attempt it in a more stable (no visible holes if you stretch it) kind of knit. That "all one piece" feel to the knit would make it behave more like fabric. That being said, I'm sure there's a way to do buttonholes in knit with a looser weave, but I'm not willing to risk unravelling something that I can't put back together.
On the other hand, snaps work well on sweater knit, and I love the look of those oversized snaps. Or you could always sew buttons on the outside and have the best of both
The other thing I like about the collar on KS 3740 is that if you're using a stripe (or a rib/cable knit), the stripes line up in a chevron pattern on the center back of the collar seam. Cool.
I hemmed the sleeves and hem on my coverstitch. I could have just used the regular machine, but the coverstitch really deals with the raw edges of the hem, and zigzagging there wouldn't have been an option because of the knit's aforementioned tendency to ripple.
And now, without further ado, is the completed sweater - maybe not worth the blood, but good all the same. I'll get a lot of wear out of this.
I got my Colette patterns in the mail today. While I don't have enough yardage of the fabric I was considering for the Ceylon dress, I did find a good khaki bottomweight with some stretch that would work for the Clover pants. So those will probably be up next . . . unless I'm distracted by something else.