I considered a number of different ideas before I came across vertical drop stitch. Because it is made up of knit and purl stitches, it would lay flat. I thought it would be very elastic as well--both great qualities for edging. So I swatched it up and fell in love. So much in love that I ditched the idea of the striped sleeve raglan with contrasting unique trim and decided to use vertical drop stitch as the main fabric for a short sleeve layering piece.
I often work from the top down in my knitting but for this stitch pattern I think bottom-up seamless construction will work best and simplify pattern writing (we shall see). I am LOVING knitting this. The stitch pattern is quickly established and easily memorized for carefree knitting.
Back into my stash goes the cream and navy Maya. No striped sleeve raglan for me, at least not right now. My only worry is that I have enough of the mocha Maya to finish this. Keep your fingers crossed for me--toes crossed too!!