My daughter had this sweater, but didn't like the turtleneck. I cut off the neck, leaving 1/2" seam allowance. I took a lavender t-shirt knit and cut a strip long enough to reach around the neck. I then turned under 1/4" on one side of the strip. I hand sewed the strip to the neck edge (turning under the sweater neck edge as I sewed). I whip stitched (invisibly) the other side of the strip to the sweater. She loves the sweater now! The lavender strip is completely hidden when she is wearing it. This simple alteration saved the sweater.