Totally discouraged :(
I finally finished and seamed my entire sweater - only to find out it is too small :( I'm just sick now. It took me two months to finish this sweater and I am still struggling with the stupid zipper. The sleeves are the only thing that fit properly as I knit them 2.5" longer than specified. The sweater is too tight in the shoulders, which I'm not sure how I could have fixed, except to make the entire thing bigger. I thought I had measured everything and blocked everything out to pattern , which means it should fit...but it doesn't. And the only person I know that it would fit is my mom but since I knit the sleeves so much longer, they will be monkey sleeves on her! I've about given up on the zipper also, I have it basted in but handstitching it looks really bad on the wrong side so I tried to use my sewing machine on it and the tension on my machine is messed up.
I'm really disappointed as this is the first sweater for myself that I've actually finished. Is the trick to just make things extra big? Or be extra careful when measuring? sorry to be a KAL downer.