Saturday, June 7, 2014
How crazy is this!!
I started this cardigan quite some time ago and I'd been happily knitting away for a while so you'd think I would've noticed but, nooooo I just kept knitting quite oblivious to my mistake.
Here I was, wondering why this fitted style was coming out so large especially when I was making a pattern with negative ease. It just looked wrong. It was too loose. What was I doing wrong? I kept checking the pattern and thinking to myself it must be the tension. (I've never made a tension square in my life - maybe that was the problem.) I put it away for a while to ponder. When I picked it up again and started the next piece it became immediately obvious.
Can you see what I was doing wrong?
Like a complete fool I had knitted two fronts and the back using the wrong. size. needles. Duhh!!
I pulled it all out and started again only to discover that this time around the sleeve was going to be too long, so once again I started over adjusting the pattern for a shorter sleeve. Let me tell you, I'm not a very fast knitter and it's beginning to feel like the never ending cardigan but perseverance will prevail. I am going to finish it 'one day'!! :)
Have you ever done something like this or had a project that seems to go on forever?