When we made these the first time, we both found that the neck felt a bit tight. So, I figured that starting with a deeper scooped neck would still give the braided look without as tight a feel. The T's I picked up each have a fairly scooped neck.
|round 2 t-shirt|
just a bit scoopy, and not really suitable for teaching in
|not bad. not great. but not bad.|
the original collar is still showing;
tucking it behind the "braid" only made it look awkward
One thing I did to give this collar a little flair was to start the looping process at both shoulders and work my way to the center, where I snipped the middle of one "end" loop, and threaded the other through it, then tacked the two down with a few stitches. This made a rosette-like center, which I kind of like.
|center rosette, |
(and gathered collar)
|mind the gap. |
or hide it with a cardi