31 January 2019

a sweater dilemma


I made this fabulous sweater and it "seemed" like it would fit but when I was done I and 3 of my best friends could have worn it at the same time. Too big is too small a term. I wanted it big just not tent sized. Anyway, against the advise of those in the knitting shop, I am unraveling the entire sweater and will be re-knitting it. I am also asking another set of eyes for their judgement after knitting about 6 inches.









4 comments:

  1. Wow Beth you are way more patient than me,not that I can knit. It was a nice sweater! If it was wool I would have thrown it in the washer. Lol. Good luck this time around. Pam Gonzalez

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    1. I think it would have just shrunk in length and it was already too short

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  2. Hmm...when you cast on again, check the pattern for gauge and then check the info you have that came with the yarn (please tell me you kept it!) and see if the yarn's gauge (tension) is close to or the same as the yarn required by the pattern. Also make sure you've got a note of your own measurements and that pattern's sizes work for your size. You might just do a gauge swatch and see... and if it doesn't match the gauge in the pattern, you might need to redo math (number of stitches cast on etc) and/or change up the size of your needles or...if that's all too much, pick another pattern! (I work in a yarn shop 2 days a week and talk to customers about this all the time.) Good luck!

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    1. I actually went to our local yarn shop I think the problem is that the yarn (locally spun) had no papers and was too thick for the pattern. I've done a gauge and according to it I am making a smaller size. I made this sweater about 10 years ago and just never wore it. I go to a lot of meetings and like to have something to do while uses my down time more productively. I'll let you know how it progresses checking in with the yarn shop along the way.

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