So, at a hundred miles an hour I knit round and round, until it called for shaping of the placket (button hole flap). You will of course note that I did not read all of the directions before I decided to modify their well laid-out plans. I then knit another 7 or so inches and used a 3-needle bind-off at the shoulders, then to add to the specialness of my mistake, I knit the hood up. Now I'm working on the first sleeve, and I've quickly noticed that the sleeve is much wider at the shoulder than the 14" I've allowed for the arm hole, and by much wider, I mean about 10" wider. In order to undo this mistake, I'll have to steek the armhole. Steeking scares me, no knitter should feel right about cutting into her knitting, it's just un-natural.
So while I find the courage to attempt the steeking, I will set this aside in the vain hope that some helpful house elf will happen by and fix my
*read: made a huge mistake