okay guys, i've got serious issues. I've fininshed the knitting and some of the seaming. THE SLEEVES ARE TOO LONG! I am being bitten by the demon Gauge. I did a gauge swatch, but I did not wash my gauge swatch and then measure it, and apparently with washing, the rows lengthen. observe:
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This was my first blocking. After it dried and he tried it on, I decided to go another round of blocking. I sewed all the hems down (which I really think look great btw, I like that technique, even though it's time consuming) and wet blocked it again and now it's drying. I've pulled the sleeves out widthwise to take up the length slack. If that actually works, I'll just sew the sleeve seams so that the sleeves aren't super wide.
However, I know that may not work, and I may have to unravel the sleeves. My question:
can i unravel the sleeves from the bottom (where I originally cast on) and take out a bunch of rows and then reknit the hem? it seems like i'd have to knit in the wrong direction to do that and i'm just not sure.
the sweater came out really nice and i'll do practically anything to make it work. HELP!