To remind you, here is the completed front shoulder.
Below is a picture of the pieces, before assembly, that were made according to the pattern.
The textured piece is knitted as a long curving rectangle (made with short rows so that the outer edge is longer than the inner edge). After the piece is seamed, it forms a donut-shaped piece. The short edge is then sewn to the lower edge of the upper back piece (so it forms the lower back), to the armscye of the sleeves, and then up towards the back neck edge where it forms the collar.
|The back - I'm hoping that the slight ripples|
relax when the sweater is washed...
|marked up with Skitch|
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