Hey guys, I need some help. I searched, but couldn't find it. Please direct me elsewhere if it's been covered.
I'm knitting a sweater here:
It's Avast from knitty.com and it came out beautifully. Except it's too big. Mostly the sleeves are too long, but everythign came out a bit big. the body is easy to live with, but the sleeves are unacceptable.
I used Knitpicks Swish Superwash. The sleeves were knit from the wrist up and joined raglan to the yoke. Can I unravel the sleeves at the wrist, take out however many rows, then make the folding hem? (the sweater is made with the folding hem where you knit a purl row between all your stockinette then fold it inside and sew it down) I have a funny feeling that won't work.
I dont' want to redo the whole sleeves because they're joined and i've already knit the front facings and sewed them down. it would mean not just reknitting the sleeves, but about half or more of the whole sweater.
I know i made a big mistake not washing my swatch! the sweater was perfect before i got it wet. any other ideas? if i put it in a hot dryer will it shrink? it's superwash and the band says "machine wash gentle, tumble dry low" ?
Please help. Any ideas are appreciated. I knit this for my husband and i really want to salvage it. I'm willing to rip out and do lots of extra work. I'm just trying to not have to do a whole sweater's worth of extra work.
Thanks. Pics are at the thread above and my blog.