Prelude sweater can be a good choice for those, who like to try out unusual constructions and prefer to knit seamlessly. It unites the advantages of the traditionally shaped armholes and set-in sleeves and the seamless knitting.
Front, back and sleeves are made simultaneously, the shaping of the front neck, the armholes and the sleeve caps are made at the same time.
The construction seems tricky for the first sight, but the pattern includes detailed step-by-step instructions.
After the yoke is completed, body and sleeves are knit separately in the round.
Two optional hip-shapings are available: first option gives a hip size that is equal to the actual bust size and with the second option the garment will be slightly roomier at the hip area.
Additionally two options are available to form the reverse stockinette stitch side panels to achieve different decorative effects.
The sleeves are made without any shapings, the adjustment of their length is very simple.