Yeah, I'm trying to make it work!
Multiple needles, sizes US 6 and 8 (got gauge with 8's!) Tried out my new pair of Knitpicks interchangeables on the ribbing...sweet, just whisked through that. Yeah sometimes I change needles...this was knit on addi turbos and naturas and Denises also. ETA, my stitch gauge always stayed the same...5 sts per inch with either needle. Sometimes I have to change needles to move the knitting along due to the weather...or ?? just know I need to.
Look Ma...its falling off me shoulders!!!
Yes I want it form fitting, but not tight. This is the XL! I am sad, I admit, all that work and I cannot wear it. However, one has to have winners and losers or how else would we learn. This was my first top-down sweater/top and my first real finished one. I was warned to frog it last week during my meltdown, but I really needed to do this, I really needed to see what will work and not work, I think without finishing it, I would have had doubt, did I do the right thing? Is the new one going to be too small?? EEEKKK!
So...sizing...an issue, a BIG one! This pattern was for 40"-XL...I even thought it would be too small as I have a 46" bust. So riddle me this...why...I thought it was 6" of negative ease by making the 40" bust size. I admit, I have no shoulders...I feel like a rectangle. So I have future tops in the almost swatching stage. What do I do? Is it just this pattern, being a raglan top down or......... hmmmm what to do.. I do want to do this again, I can be better at it...so should I go down to the size 38 or 36??? The best thing about knitting a top rather than sewing....I can frog and reknit...can't..um...pick out seams and resew something too small LOL! Too big, yeah, but too small, nope!
On a happier note, sock knitting is underway again. That and swatching, and sewing...frogging possibly happening soon too...
Thank you everyone for your kind comments and cheering me on! I appreciate and I'm sure I'll still need it in the future! One of these days...the verdict will be.....COOL!!! It FITS!!
not sure what year or millenium...but it WILL happen LOL!
ETA: Hey, look down to my post from 8 August! See the neckline there and now today...some difference..yes?? Did I block too much? Should I wet it and place in the dryer?? I've gotten some great ideas on possible fixes...YAY this could be salvaged!