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« on: May 11, 2007 01:42:05 PM »

I have been knitting the fabulous Mrs. Darcy cardigan by indieknitter for weeks and I just finished it up last night only to find out that one sleeve was about 6 inches shorter than the other!  D'oh! 

Here is a picture of me looking sad:


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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007 01:45:02 PM »

ha ha--what a great pic!  Just roll up the sleeves a bit and no one will notice!  Lovely color and still so wearable!  At least you have a sense of humor about it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007 02:33:32 PM »

I do not knit...I have never been able to figure out how, so I've stuck to crochet.  How much would you have to frog to fix it?  Because if the answer is, "Everything", I totally agree with alwaysinmyroom.  Just scrunch up the sleeves and no one will notice!  Mayhap some embroidery on the sleeves would distract from it...like twirly flower vines that twirl up to the same spot, you know? 
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007 02:38:39 PM »

Waaaah, you look so disappointed! Sad  The picture is so cute, though; and your title, lol!  Smiley making me smile.

Yep, just push up the sleeves and there ya go, a FABULOUS looking sweater!  It really does look well done every other way - no one needs to know!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007 03:02:17 PM »

what if you just pick up stitches on the shorter sleeve and use some dpns to make it the right length.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007 01:17:02 PM »

The sleeve is a separate piece, knit from the bottom up, that is grafted to the rest of the sweater so I think I will just take it off and unravel to the top of the ribbing and redo all the stockinette stitches up to the shoulder again.  I'm dreading the thought of sewing the sleeve on again, since I find finishing such a dreadful process!  I thought about picking up the stitches at the "wrist" to avoid that step but then the ribbing will start really high on the one arm and I want it to be even.

Anyway, I'm not actually as upset about it as I appear in the picture... ha ha.  I've been wearing the sweater around the house all day - unblocked with sleeves scrunched. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2007 01:21:39 PM »

been there, done that.

the only difference between us: i'm not brave enough to take a picture of it  Wink

i'd love to see it once you've fixed it because it seems like a very lovely sweater!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007 02:04:44 PM »

I made my boyfriend a sweater a few months ago.  Despite me swatching and measuring, the sleeves still ended halfway between his elbows and his wrists.  A good look for a girl, not a good look for a guy!  I keep meaning to pick up stitches and lengthen them but he won't wear it now till at least September so I really can't be bothered Smiley

Your cardigan is lovely though, I love the style and colour.  Hope it isn't too much trouble to sort it out but it'll be so worth the effort in the end.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2007 09:52:52 PM »

I like the fit of the cardigan on you. Good job. But that pic is too funny for words! Is there anyway you could just knit more onto the other side?
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2007 09:32:19 AM »

Oh, I hate finishing too.  You're ambitious to actually want to finish it.  I'd probably just frog the whole thing and figure the yarn was cursed.

Of course, maybe *all* my yarn is cursed  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2007 02:11:54 PM »

 You could fold the longer sleeve inside and sew it so its the same length as the other.  The sleeve would be a little bulkier but it wouldn't be that noticeable. 
  Also, you could take scissors and cut off the longer ribbing on the longer sleeve about two rows longer than you want it to be. Then carefully pull the yarn out of the sts on the bottom 2 rows and that will leave enough so that you can cast off the end row so they will be the same length.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007 11:00:48 AM »

Update:  It's all fixed! (The look on my face should be happier, although at least this one reflects my exhaustion...)



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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007 03:56:26 PM »

Yay! Cheesy

It looks great!
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2007 07:59:47 AM »

It looks great! I love the color too btw.
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2007 09:29:54 AM »

Thanks!  The yarn I used is Patons Classic Merino in Paprika.  I would say the photo is pretty true to the actual color of the yarn.
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2007 07:46:42 AM »

Yaaaaaay! Looks fabulous!  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2010 07:04:10 PM »

It turned out beautifully!  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2010 08:24:31 PM »

Great happy ending. Love that color. You did an awesome job. I can't even crochet by pattern. Brave brave. Cool
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2010 04:16:35 PM »

That color is GORGEOUS on you! I was going to suggest how to fix it, so I'm glad I read the other posts.

I'm also curious if you still have a copy of that pattern... I was considering making it but it was taken off of indie-knitter's blog because it's going to be published. (I don't think I can wait that long!)
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2010 11:19:24 AM »

Fold up the sleeves (:
 Fold one up twice and the other up once so they look even Grin
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