So, I was all excited that I finished the back of the raglan sweater (up to the armhole shaping) and pinned the pieces together to see if the waist shaping fit. Imagine my surprize when I put it on and realized my row gauge was off. By quite a bit. No wonder my waist shaping looked so hourglass-y.
Now the question is, do I rip? I've done the full front and back up to the armhole shaping and it's only about an inch short. Do I rip out a week of work for one inch? I can't just add to the top of piece, because that would throw my waist shaping off. My waist would be at my hip. ;) You'd think I would have caught the length problem before now, but the stitch guage was so right on I thought I was OK. Poop.
OK, kids... rip or no?
Hi! Glad to be back. I've lots to show you.
Here's the back of Baby's First Raglan. I'm not getting into the sleeve shaping yet, because I don't have a good pattern or understanding of what I'm doing. At some point I'm going to go buy Ann Budd's sweater book and get the sleeve shaping out of there. Until then, I'm quite happy doing some designing of my own. I'm wondering if I went a little crazy with the waist shaping. I'm going for a fitted, '50's style sweater, but I'm not sure I'm that hourglass-y. It's to my measurements, so I guess I am... But wow, who knew?
I love this yarn. I bought it a couple years ago when I first started knitting. I was bought as a gift sweater without me really keeping the other person's tastes in mind. I loved the colors, why shouldn't they? It's wallowed in my stash for years waiting for me. I can't believe I've waited this long to use it. It a soft, smooth, hand-dyed, and lovely merino wool and it is heavenly to knit with. I wish I knew who I bought it from so I could buy more. Crazy eBay.
The Nipper Ripple socks are coming along nicely. You can see in this picture the randomness of the stripes. It's kind of growing on me. The more I knit on these socks the less I care about the not matching, and the more I think I really like it.