Before I blocked my Japanese Maple pullover, the collar stood up nicely, but predictably, after I blocked it, the collar laid itself down.
Regardless, I am very happy with the results, and will use this pattern again. Bruce tried to get a good picture of me wearing the pullover, but they all came out a little fuzzy. This is the best of the bunch.
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Worsted in Japanese Red Maple (800 yards)
Needle: US 7 (4.5 mm)