Phew! It’s done!
And, I’ve gotta say, it turned out…. OK.
I love the pattern; the textures and the cables are great. I love how it looks, sitting on the table, or pinned out for blocking. But, I gotta admit- I don’t love the fit.
I tried it on when I finished knitting yesterday (after ripping the neck back several times-because this is the cursed sweater, after all). And, I don’t know what happened with the measurements- I swear my math is right, so on paper, this sweater should fit like a glove. But, instead, it’s too tight, and the sleeves are too short! How on earth did that happen?!
As far as I can tell, I probably messed up in one of two ways:
- My gauge is off, or my math is somehow wrong. In which case, I can fix the written pattern fairly easily. However, I refuse to re-knit another stitch on this sweater. If this is what happened, I’ll just have to find someone skinnier and shorter than me to take this prototype.
- I designed this sweater to use some really stretchy stitches- stitch patterns that block out almost twice as wide as their unblocked counterparts. I got gauge off of a blocked swatch. In theory, simply blocking this sweater will make it fit. In theory. I really hope that this is the problem.
Have you ever finished a big project and ended up less-than-thrilled about the result?