Friday, March 03, 2006

Say Goodbye


I am such a fool. I am frogging all this work. I made the wrong size. I thought I should make the 41" size but it is going to be too big. I am going to start over with the 37" size. I am a 38" bust so I always think to go bigger. Wrong.
I know it will be worth it in the end, right?

8 Comments:

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Jackie C. said...

Frogging -- grrrr! Last night I frogged one whole sleeve of my hourglass sweater. But you know, once it was done, it wasn't nearly as painful. It was just a nice tidy little skein waiting to be knit again.

Regardless, that sucks! Sorry!

 
At 9:00 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Oh, how we hate to frog. But better to realize it now than even farther in, right? I almost did the same thing - my guage was slightly off so I thought knitting one size bigger would even it up. I highlighted the whole pattern . . . then realized what I need to knit is one size SMALLER to even things out!!! Okay, re-print and re-highlight. :)

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Jackie C. said...

By the way, how did you decide to go smaller? Was it Kate's post about lenght?

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger hootsister said...

I made the sleeve too long but instead of frogging then I thought I could fudge it with the hem and blocking, but as I made the front it was clearly too big.
It makes a lot more sense to follow Kate's advice and do the back last, adding stitches to make up the size difference.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Sadie Vae said...

Based on what you've seen so far, please give me advice on sizing! I normally wear a petite large in sweaters or 12P - I'm built close to the ground, 5 ft even. Obviously, the sleeves are going to have to be shortened quite a bit. I was originally considering the 41, but now I wonder if the 37 wouldn't be better, particularly since I tend to knit loosely. It took a US5 needle to get close to gauge with the Soft Tweed. Any words of wisdom you can share to keep me from similarly frogging would be greatly appreciated!

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger hootsister said...

Ellen, I am also about a 10-12 top, and I thought the 41" would be too big. I think Kate gave great advice that the front part will fit just about anyone and we can modify the back as needed.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger Sherry W said...

Thanks for sharing your lesson with us- I'm a 38" too, and choose the 37. I was a bit nervous, but I hate things that are too large. Now I feel better.

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger duchessofgravity said...

see i have the opposite problem...i'm a 44 bust and was going ot make mine too small i've decided to make the 41 and i can always overlap the front a little extra iif it comes out a little big right?

 

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