With 2 options for necklines, and 3 options for sleeve lengths, Steel Rail is worked seamlessly from the shoulders-down. The pullover’s set-in sleeves are created simultaneously with the upper bodice in a technique originally described by Barbara Walker (no seaming!). See both [ObLaDi] and [Prescott] for the same technique. The deep scoop neck is accented by the addition of either a Steel Rail Cabled Trim (knit separately and sewn on later) or a twisted rib cowl (worked by picking up stitches from the neckline, and knit in the round).
Shaping for this fitted pullover is accomplished with princess darts to allow maximum flexibility for modifying shaping. The pattern includes a section on customizing the fit to your own preferences as well as a how-to (in a separate pdf) for adding horizontal bust darts for additional tailoring.
A photo tutorial is also included for the simultaneous set-in sleeve technique to allow you to be confident and check your progress. Short rows ar