Read this word in a BBQ cookbook once, and it has just stuck with me...
It's usually used to mean a particular preparation of chicken - you remove the backbone, cut it in half, and then flatten it out. I've used it a couple of times to describe how a garment looks when partially sewn together and laid out.
I usually get blank looks. But I find it an oddly appropriate, even evocative word to describe how the sweater looks which is why I insist on using it.
And this is my new Noro design, spatchcocked on blocking mats, while it dries.
It's knit in one piece, and I've just got to do two seams, up the sides and under the arms.