I nearly wanted to give up the Train Track Slipover/Vest/Tank Top (personally, I've always known this type of garment as a vest) because of the armhole bands. The first try was made as written, 2 rows of garter stitch and it flared out so horribly that I ripped it off immediately while I knitted on the bus yesterday morning and immediately re-did it in single rib which didn't look good either.
When I sat down with the unappealing lump of cables all scrunched up on my lap yesterday evening, I thought I would not have anymore strength to continue making a loser. Then I remembered the earlier Trellis Cardigan experience and my new iron with that neat steam function. So away I went making the iron spray and puff steam onto the vest with the needle still on the armhole and and the lump got magically transformed into this handsome little top. I'm not exaggerating when I called it 'the lump', you can see a photo here. Any last doubt about the power of blocking is now gone.
Edited to add: Thanks to Katie who reminded me about the neckband. I had to do that twice too. The first time in a normal cast off which was too tight. The second attempt, I tried the EZ sewn cast off which is real stretchy and now should allow the little nephew's head to pass through.
It feels good to have it completed just in time for the party which was wonderful! Only that the little nephew was already fast asleep when the gift was opened.
BTW, has anybody got any idea how to graft seed stitch? All done for the Trellis Cardigan except the grafting of the two ends of the collars together.