Okay, so I've followed all the directions and have knit this child's sweater in the round with two purl stitches going straight up the middle.
After binding off four times, I'm satisfied with the tubular cast off method. I liked learning how to do it and it works well I think.
A few weeks ago someone asked about binding off and I think it was about binding off in ribbing.
Sometimes I just google men knitting articles I just came across this one from a newspaper in Hamilton, Ontario.
Check out the Library of Congress American Memory Project for some great photos. Just type "knitting" in the upper right hand corner.
I have to say this one was Iceland inspired - I never saw a sweater with as much color work in the body as this one but I wanted to practice with the designs.
I've done a dozen or so baby sweaters without short rows, no problem. I did Jared Flood's Cobblestone a couple years ago and it turned out great.
So I went to a knitting group at a nearby LYS last Sunday and they were giving away some magazines - not sure where they got them.
So I saw this posting and was mostly interested in the "tote" that apparently belonged to the woman's grandmother and great-grandmother. I'm not sure it's that old, but I love it.