Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Sweater Sack

I am nearly finished with my Mini Sweater, and there is something about it... I still have to work the garter edge on the sleeves, but it seems less fitted and more like a sack. I love the yarn (Lang Tosca), which striped very nicely.
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Should I rip back a few rows or can I work this? The yarn is wool, so maybe when I block it the sizing will "shrink" a bit.


Anonymous Cirilia said...

Mine is also bag like! Which is why I shoved it it in a real bag and put it in a corner. I don't want to finish it because I'm bummed out about this.

I'm thinking it's my lack of boobs, or maybe too many increase rows? What I'm doing it crossing the fronts until it is snug. I might add a tie on the inside to make it a little tighter.

But yours looks nice, very nice. We're soul sisters, since mine is stripey and green, which I think is a complimentary color to orange?

April 27, 2005 10:49 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I think mine is going in the bag until late September, when the weather turns and I forget this incident. While I don't have big boobs, I do have boobs to hold. I did far less than the 21 rounds of increasing on the purl side, so who knows what the hell I did "wrong".

April 28, 2005 8:33 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I had a similar problem, but I wanted to make a wrap sweater anyway, so it didn't matter. I think it might have to do with the relation between bust and ribcage measurements. To make the sweater long enough to cover my boobs & continue the increases, it turned out much wider than my ribcage.
I just picked up 3 stitches on each side & knit i-cords that were long enough to tie in the back. You could sew ribbons instead of i-cord, too... or double buttons like on Daneielle's sweater.

But what every you do, don't give up on it because the yarn, the colors, and the knitting are all gorgeous! I especially like the stripes on the puff sleeves.

April 28, 2005 8:49 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I'm almost finished with my mini-sweater, and the advice I have is as follows: since you end up doing the increase rows until it fits, make sure that you just try it on every once in a while so you know for sure how it is going, rather than depending on a certain number of rows to tell you where you are. Our bodies are all different. You may find, in the knitting process, that you need to start the end increases sooner, rather than later, or that you want to make the shoulders broader, or that you want to de-poof the sleeves ect. I went with non-puffy 3/4 length sleeves, and I'm edging the sleeves and the bottom with 2x2 ribbing instead of the spikes called for in the original pattern. I'll have pictures to post soon, as I should be able to finish the sleeves tonight.

April 28, 2005 9:24 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I'm thinking of making mine a wrap too - I think it would be easier to tighten or loosen as needed (depending on the time of the month!). I think I'll probably use the cream I used on the sleeves.

April 29, 2005 2:01 AM  

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