After something of a struggle, I have conquered the yoke of this sweater—well, almost conquered it. I’m not quite to the end yet, but using markers between repeats is helping me keep track of the pattern quite satisfactorily.
Now I need advice. Obviously, this top-down raglan sweater is knitted in one piece through the lace yoke. However, in reading the pattern, it appears that the sleeves and body sections are knitted flat and seamed in one long seam on each side from cuff to the bottom of the sweater. I want these to be as soft and comfy as possible for little girls. Is there any reason I should not do an Elizabeth Zimmermann and knit the sleeves on circulars and the body back and forth on a long circular? I know that SHE would probably have done it completely in the round and steeked, but I didn’t want to do that, and I’m not sure how well this yarn would have done. I know that seams provide some support, but that is the only reason I can think of to make such long seams on this raglan.