My mother, bless her, knit a sweater for each of my three daughters and was late coming over to our house yesterday because she was finishing them up. The sweaters are lovely with cables but sadly only my oldest could get hers over her head. My mother was mortified and I was dismayed, though my daughters quickly got over it. So, I rec'd the leftover yarn and discussion between myself, mom and my grandmother yielded a plan which would involve me steeking a small opening in the back and the installation of a button. However, upon further inspection of the sweaters it seems to me that it would be far less risky to just unravel the neck band and re-do it with more stretch. It won't be exactly like the original band but it will be close enough and more importantly, my daughters will be able to wear the sweaters my mom worked so hard on!
So now all I need to do is find out what size needle my mom used. I will be documenting my progress step by step and include pictures, of course! I am a knitter on a mission baby!