September 2, 2010
What Would You Do?
I didn't know how long the fixing might take, but that's ok, since I've 2 sweater wips to keep me busy. Both are very close to finished, the baby sweater just needing some fastenings and the Daisy Cardigan some bind-offs and neck bands.
I decided to work on the Daisy, thinking I had just enough yarn for the picot edge body bind off.
I had completely forgotten about the front edges and neck bands. Yup. Those are going to need finishing too.
How did this happen, and where or how do I come up with enough yarn, just a few yards really, to properly finish this little sweater?
I checked my gauge, (mind you, I'd checked this earlier) the stitch count was off a bit, 22 sts per 4 inches instead of 21. I measured the sweater at the chest and recorded 28 inches instead of 26. Wow, 2 inches larger is a lot!
So here are the choices I considered;
Do the math and rip the sweater back to mid chest and re-knit, including the sleeves. (top down, one piece raglan construction.) Really, I should have enough yarn, the pattern calls for 450 yards and I have 526.
Make the sweater a cropped version.
Check my stash for a contrasting color in superwash DK and use that for a border and trim.
Check my LYS for more of this yarn in the same or contrasting colorway, because a bigger sweater can be grown into.
How would you handle this?