Monday, December 20, 2004

To the Frog Pond we go...

Hi everyone!

My first post, but unlike most, I'm showing a more de-constructive piece!

*Sigh*, I've had to rip out my back panel... it was too small. I never have luck with sweaters - I have yet to complete one. Anyone else out there experience size problems? As in, you get guage, but still manage to be either too large or too small?

5 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Actually, yes! My sweater is finished (I'm hoping to take a photo to post either today or tomorrow) and it's smaller than I expected. It fits, but fits tightly... I still like it, but I'm not sure why it happened. I knit my gauge swatch carefully and had to use a size larger needles (size 8s instead of size 7s). I'm thinking maybe I should have just knitted a larger size...

7:24 AM

 
Blogger Cece said...

You can do it! Just keep on trying. Remember that the ribbing stretches, so it may be bigger than you think. Do you block? Sometimes I can manage to get up to 2 inches extra on my sweaters by just blocking the *crap* out of it.

To really get the extra inches, I get the sweater wet, stretch it out to where I want it, pin it to a towel on my rug and let it sit that way until it's totally dry - this can take up to a week, but it's worth it.

7:36 AM

 
Blogger Roxanne said...

Same with mine too...seems on the smallish side but ribbing does stretch too and when I stretch it, I get the width that the pattern said it's supposed to be...and if I need to, I'll block the *crap* out of it as suggested....LOL

8:41 AM

 
Blogger Monica said...

I'm sorry! It happens to me all the time. I get really mad and rip and start over right away so that I don't have a chance to abandon the project.

11:05 AM

 
Blogger Brenda said...

thanx guys... yeah, even with stretching out the rib it will be a little tight; too form-fitting for a cardi! Will cast on tonite and start again :)

11:28 AM

 

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