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Topic: My first sweater has gone SO wrong! Help!!!!  (Read 876 times)
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« on: January 02, 2006 02:30:12 PM »

Ok, I also posted this in an old Ubernatural thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=56812.0), but not sure if anyone will read it so I'm posting it on this board too....Hope thats okay.   Undecided

I have just completley screwed up...Made Glampyres Ubernatural (http://www.magknits.com/chilly04/patterns/uber.htm) in superchunky cashmerino, did the swatch (ok, so mine was slightly smaller, but I ignored that, big mistake I guess...), tried it on as i made it, all good and perfect and beautiful!  I made it in a size medium, have just BO and tried it on, all excited and proud of myself, and it's too small!  It doesn't fit over my hips at all (so the real problems sizewise are from the waist down) and although it fits everywhere else, the stitches are pretty stretched over my bust....  Was thinking I could block that, but I've never done that before, or even made anything other than like, scarves and basic things like arm warmers, etc. 

So here I am, about to pull my hair out.  I've already made Cleaves with this bloody yarn which turned out to be a disaster too...
Maybe I should just frog it and start ALL over again!!   Cry

What to do?!?!?!


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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006 07:12:50 AM »

First breathe. Did you block it? I say go one size up on the needles with the same size you were knitting (a medium?).  I know that were I screwed up with my sweater but theopposite way; I went up with the needles and the amount of stitches.  I'm still trying to finish the Trumpet Sweater but I'm learning from my mistakes.  Just take notes on what you did before and what you're doing now.  This will help a lot.

Don't you know that after I blocked the sleeves for the sweater, they were too big becuase I remember adding two more stitches to the required amount. So I went this weekend and started over on them. 

I wish you all the luck and patiende with the sweater. 

« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006 07:17:13 AM »

i <3 that pattern.

ummm... what to do.
huh. thats a hard one...

mebbe try it again? that's the best approch, as far as i can see...

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006 11:33:27 AM »

Since the hips are too small, frog back to the waistish area and do a few increases until it gets to the right size. Then block it.
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