October 10, 2018
My plan had been to seam up this sweater to take with us on our trip to Kansas City, in the fervent hope it would be cool enough to wear it. And I did indeed sew all the seams. Then I tried it on. Then I un-seamed it.
Fact is, I've still got some knitting to do. First off, it's too short. That's pretty easily fixed. But the sleeves looked just awful. If I'd been thinking, I would've snapped a photo of them. I just had too much sleeve and not enough armhole.
I should mention that I have knit this sweater out of a different gauge yarn than called for in the pattern. I did the math and it was going well until I got to the armhole shaping. I knew I should of made the armhole depth longer, but I thought (say it with me) "I can block it and it'll be fine." It's not fine.
So now I'm going to rip back to just before the neck shaping and add a couple of inches to the armhole depth on the both the front and back. That should also take care of the length issue.
I do love the color and the body fit is perfect, so it should be a happy ending.
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I'm Robin, the designer behind October House. You've found my blog, where I ramble on about stitching and sewing and anything else that catches my fancy!
I love quiet colors, gentle stitches and making things by hand.
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