Sunday, March 18, 2007

Negative Progress

This is the current state of the Lopi sweater:


Yes, there did use to be a yoke on it. In fact, the yoke had been coming along nicely. I'd finally gotten to the point where the floats were short enough I could just hold one color in each hand without having to pause to twist them. I was really enjoying the knitting, and I was loving the way the dark blue looked against the grey.


Then I tried it on and discovered that it didn't so much fit:


The picture doesn't do justice to the not-fitting of the sweater. The yoke was really much too tight, the body was stretching more across the bust than I would have liked, and the sleeves were each about an inch too short. So I frogged. I'm going to add an inch to each sleeve, as well as two stitches. For the body, I'm going to add one to two inches length-wise, and enough stitches for another patter repeat. So, hopefully within the next day or so, I'll be back to putting the pieces together again. And with better fitting this time around.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry you had to frog. But when it fits right, you'll be glad you did.