The Road to China keeps your shoulders warm, but also gives just the right amount of drape to this garment.
The collar is picked up around the body opening and worked in pattern to desired length. Here's a pointer on that, however. If you pick up stitches with the right side facing you will want to knit a collar that is about 4" or less in length so that the collar doesn't turn over leaving the wrong side facing. If you want a long, dramatic collar that turns over pick up stitches with the wrong side facing. This way when the collar 'flops' over the right side will also face out.
Go to KelbourneWoolens.com to download the pdf and get all the yarn requirements and specs. We hope you enjoy it!