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sarahruby
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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:59:21 AM
Have you ever looked at a pattern, thought it would be sooooo neat to have for yourself. Only to finish it, and not like it on YOU.

This happened to me. just recently. Not ready to throw in the towel quite yet, going to try again, and use one string instead of doubling it.

It's an easy pattern, and fairly quick, , so no big deal. Just slightly disappointed that the first round wasn't what I expected.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:13:32 AM
Yes! In fact every pattern I made before I learned about waist-shaping was a little disappointing.

Latest knitting sad: color work sweater in fingering weight, Ruth Sorenson pattern (gorgeous!)....doesn't fit.

Sigh. Good thing I'm a process and not product knitter.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:14:03 AM
Oh yah! Just finished a twisted hat. Turned out too small. The top is supposed to be flat. Not mine. But I did learn a lot from the pattern. I had to start over several times so I'm sick of it but 2 people want it!
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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:20:13 AM
Last year I knitted a sweater for myself. I worked so hard on it. I even learned crochet so I could put a fancy edging on it. I was so pleased with myself. Unfortunately, it was knit in one piece as opposed to knitting 2 sleeves, a frnt and a back and then seweing them together. About half way through I thought it might be too big but because it was on needles I couldnt really tell.

It is so awful I cannot even tell you. Its now in a pile on the floor and the new puppy sleeps on it. I'll never knit a sweater n one piece again. Its in the corner now mocking me. Argh!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:25:24 AM
Yes - I just finished knitting a cowl that looked great in photos. In reality, I look as if I am heading to clown college when I have it on.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:03:19 PM

Last year I knitted a sweater for myself. I worked so hard on it. I even learned crochet so I could put a fancy edging on it. I was so pleased with myself. Unfortunately, it was knit in one piece as opposed to knitting 2 sleeves, a frnt and a back and then seweing them together. About half way through I thought it might be too big but because it was on needles I couldnt really tell.

It is so awful I cannot even tell you. Its now in a pile on the floor and the new puppy sleeps on it. I'll never knit a sweater n one piece again. Its in the corner now mocking me. Argh!


Was it top-down? With top-down sweaters you can try them on as you go...

I would have ripped it out and started over rather than cast it aside, but, I'm not afraid of ripping. I do it on almost every sweater I make because there will be something I'm not happy with. On my current project I've got to rip out about 4 inches of a sleeve because it's fitting too tight. So I'll take it out and do it over and pick up more stitches at the underarm. I'm also going to rip out a couple of inches on the bottom to shorten it.


Rhonda



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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:11:01 PM
If I remember correctly, it was a side to side cardigan.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:27:30 PM
I recently made a cowl that looks huge on me and doesn't drape properly. It looks beautiful on my mannequin. I am debating whether to undo the whole thing or not, since I won't wear it.
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