Here is Olga, ready to cut. The mustard color is not very easy to photograph but very nice in real life. At that point, the stitches form the hood are still on the needle, only the 2 purled stitches (steek) were bind off.
Please have rather the seams on the same side: this is only to show you how to make a seam on the other side, the wrong side ( it’s easier to see the stitches to sew) .
Tip: when working the pattern, knit the purled stitches to steek (in blue on the picture) with the yarn-not-in-use (in red) on the front of your work, instead of the back. This way, the floats won’t hide the stitches when you cut from the wrong side.
You usually wash your sweater at this point but not here of course because of the hood stitches still on the needle.Cut between the seams. Normally I would sew with a thread of same color than the yarn, but this is a tutorial and I wanted it to show!
After washing, there might still be some bits of wool coming out of the crocheted edge:
– those from the body will be hidden under the zipper
– trim without fear those around the hood or sew a nice ribbon