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Topic: One-Button Cardigan From Knit1 (Spring 05)  (Read 3025 times)
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knittnkitten
« on: November 05, 2005 06:42:39 PM »

So I finished that gorgeous-looking one-button cardigan that was on the cover of the Spring/Summer '05 Issue of Knit.1 magazine. I had high hopes as I was knitting... it knit up very smooth with Lion's Brand Homespun. Unfortunately... I think I made it about 2 sizes too big. As you can see in this picture, it makes me look like I'm about 30 pounds heavier than I actually am:



I had to put in this picture for comparison:



I'm kind of bummed. The sleeves are a little more bolero-y than I would like, but overall it just really doesn't fit me well. Tear! It is a nice sweater though... Anyone with slightly broader shoulders than I have want it?
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2005 07:07:38 PM »

 It looks very nice. Instead of giving it away, you could follow the directions at Chicknits on how to downsize a finished garment athttp://chicknits.com/ttdownsizing.shtml. Or you could frog the whole thing and reuse the yarn again!

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2005 10:01:36 PM »

Same thing happened to me! I was so disappointed I didn't even put a button on it. I call it my 'bad mommy' sweater because I ignored my kids all week-end and let them eat all the sweets they wanted as long as they left me alone to knit. Served me right I guess.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005 01:01:58 AM »

Aw, I think it looks good! Maybe you could take in the side seams and move the button over? You did such a nice job, it would be such a wretch to not be able to wear it. Then again, this could be the piece that launches your successful 10 year eBay selling spree.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2005 06:14:26 AM »

I think it looks slouchy and nice! Stuff like that usually makes people look smaller, like those J.Crew models who wear giant sweaters and expressions that say "look at me, I am drowning in wool, I am so diminutive!"
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005 06:17:06 AM »

I think it looks nice too.

But what about cinching it together in the back with a kid's mitten clip? You know the clips I'm talking about, right? :http://www.kidsurplus.com/nol-20026.html

I've seen this done on other garments and it looks cute. It might look cute on this one too. Worth a try?
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2005 06:28:18 AM »

I think it looks nice, too... And you might need to wear something heavier underneath when it get really cold out, so you might not want it too much smaller...
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knittnkitten
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2005 06:52:58 AM »

Aww, thank you for all the comments! It's quite a conundrum, isn't it? I might tool around with it and see if I can take it in at all... that tutorial from chicknits gave me a couple of ideas, and I've also thought about moving the button over. The big problem though is in the seam at the at the shoulder. It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but the seam goes a quarter way down my arm. Not sure how to fix that!

I've never done Ebay, but that might be a good solution  Wink

Thanks for the ideas everyone, keep em coming!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2005 09:24:10 AM »

yeah, it's hard to fix shoulder seams that sit too low on your arm.  but maybe cinching it in the back would pull it in some.

what size did you make?  i was thinking about making that sweater too, so i'm curious to see if i should go down a size.
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knittnkitten
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2005 11:55:04 AM »

what size did you make?  i was thinking about making that sweater too, so i'm curious to see if i should go down a size.

I made it in medium for the body part, and small for the sleeves (cause I have short arms!). I definitely should have gone with a small for the body as well, although I'm not sure it would have made much of a difference. Oh well!
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