I’ve completed the right side of my Vex cardie and am pleased with the cardification.
Other than making this pullover pattern into a cardigan, I’ve not fudged with the pattern. As I was knitting the front it occurred to me that the the shoulders are decreased straight across rather than the gradual slope toward the high point shoulder that I’m used to. I think I may go back and change the shoulder decreases in say three stages to get a gentle upward slope.
Another thought I’d had making the front was that the front neck drop may be a tad too low. Vex was written for a cowl-y type collar where you’d need to drop the neck a bit more than the zip front cardie ribbing collar I’m thinking about. I may rip back and raise the neck an inch or so once I get these steamed out a bit and pinned at shoulder and side.
So despite some planned tweaking, I’m quite pleased with this quick, relaxing knit. Go Vex!