What was your inspiration? I love this pattern!!!!!!!!! It is form fitting with a big chunky collar around the neck & down the sides. I knitted a size medium with smaller needles (6.5mm) for a smaller fit. I knew that I would be picking up my side stitches for the collar so I slipped every first stitch knit wise and pearled every last stitch on the front and back of the sweater. This creates a neat selvage edge for picking up the stitches for the lion-neck.