My stitch gauge was spot on. My row gauge was not. So in the end, I shortened up the armholes to make the sweater not too long. I like the result, but the armholes are a little to short, but I can live with it. All in all it was a great project. I had a lot of fun knitting it, it was fairly quick since there were no sleeves, and even though I had a few very hectic work weeks I finished it in just over a month. I’m super pleased with the results, in fact I couldn’t stand the thought of washing and blocking it so I’m just wearing it today.
Nick gave me the best compliment, he said, “it doesn’t look like it was hand-knit.” Of course then he went on to say my next knit should look hand-knit and a tad wonky.
Stats: Knit Picks Corrie Fair Isle Vest – knit Size 42 Tall. Knit on size 5 needles to get my stitch gauge, which of course though made my row gauge to tall. Started October 10 finished November 14. Cost $18.99. Machine Steeked, double reinforced.
I actually double reinforced it, I wasn’t taking any chances that the stitching would come undone. I got out my sewing machine and my LaBatt’s Blue and went to work. Why oh why didn’t I do that with Ringbloomst.
But since I’ve lost so much weight
this year and have my sewing machine out, I’m going to try and preserve Ringbloomst. I’m going to steek the death out of it, reduce its size, and resew on the sleeves. And who knows maybe I will salvage it after all. That is next weekend’s project of choice.
Next on the list, because of my insane work schedule, Nick allowed me to purchase myself a treat. (We have a deal right now that anything over $20 we have to ask the other party to purchase). Anyway, I ordered on Thursday from the Yarn Barn a bomber jacket kit designed by Val Love. You actually knit two coats, and sew it together. I need a new winter coat, and what better idea then make my own. So I’m patiently waiting for it to arrive, and until it does I will work on one of my afghans I’m knitting.