Friday, February 18, 2011

Sweater Troubles

After diligently swatching, I began the first sleeve of my sweater a day or so ago. I got it all cast on and got the cuff all done and then began on the cable pattern that circles the sleeve just above the wrist and discovered a problem with the pattern. As in: it's wrong. Now I was able to go and figure out the proper way to make the patterning work (they just had some directions reversed) and onward I went.
So as of now here is where I am with the sweater: About 10 inches of sleeve#1 done. While I am happy with it overall there is one problem. It is too small. I mean it fits just fine, but a little too close. I also discovered that my gauge swatch is a lying liar and I am getting more stitches per inch than the swatch said I would. So I decided to use my favorite sweater as a template and here is the new sleeve laid over the sleeve of my favorite:So, since I really want to wear this sweater and not go through all of this work just to have it sit on a shelf off to the frog pond it goes. I need to find a bigger set of needles (probably have them somewhere) and I also need to fine a stretchier cast on than a knitted cast on since it is tightest at that point. So little bit of a bummer but I want it to be just right.


Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh man that sucks it wasn't right, but you rock that you can so easily figure it out. I would have screw it and be done. Making it your own is the way to do it because like many clothes in my closet that never see the light of day.

Ok girlie I want to make one of the light boxes! I think it would be a great way to take pictures of my recipes.

tweetey30 said...

oh that sucks.. but ihave had to rip out so many projects because they werent right.. i hope you get it the way you want it..

Hey alexis if you have any knitted sweaters that need up doing i will take them for my crocheting projects to make scarves out of..

tweetey30 said...

How is the sweater coming along??? Hopefully well..

Jeanie said...

try this cast on :

I really like it for a neat, stretchy edge