Must I do this with every project?

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I’m joining in with Yarn Along again today.

I’m still knitting my Owls and on the bright side, I’ve made progress from last week.   My jumper is now about 35cm (13 ½”) long.  However, this is jumper number two.  This last week I knit jumper no.1 to 16″, tried it on, and realized that it didn’t really fit me.  It fit me fine on the waist, but after the increases above the waist it was a bit loose and baggy.  I wouldn’t mind, but seeing as it was fitted on the waist it just didn’t look right, and it might have put me off wearing it.

I decided to start a whole new jumper so that I could make it longer.  I knit nearly twice as much ribbing and put an extra 5cm of stocking stitch before the shaping.

I have also changed the shaping around;  I’ve put the decreases and increases at the sides rather than at the back (so if it doesn’t work out it won’t show as much!), decreased 4st less than the pattern says, and more gradually – over 24st rather than 16st.  I really hope it works after all this, I tried it on after the waist decreases and it fit, so just hoping that the increases are gradual enough!

Again, I haven’t been reading much (apart from study) this week, but I’ve dipped into Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon.  I really like this book.  Mum bought it for me whilst she was in the Barbara Hepworth gallery, while my brother was at a fencing training day near there.

Thank you for looking!  I’m still enjoying knitting my jumper, it’s all part of the learning process I suppose. Even so, I hope that your knitting is going better than mine!

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18 thoughts on “Must I do this with every project?

  1. you are soo sooo smart in attacking a problem when you find it and fixing it…..I usually identify it, keep knitting away while I think whether I can live with the problem, keep knitting away while I figure out how I’m going to fix the problem, and THEN….usually almost to the end decide NOW is the time to rip. ARGH!

  2. I love that pattern and your yarn for it. I am impressed by the ability to change the shaping to make the project just what you want – and your fortitude in making it all over again. It looks like it will be beautiful!

  3. Your modifications sound like they’ll produce a finished product that will fit and you’ll be much happier with, so definitely worthwhile! The color of your yarn is gorgeous so hopefully that makes the knitting even more pleasant!

  4. Pingback: Another Cowl and Knitting Sleeves | Prettily Unraveling

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