What's wrong with this picture?



No, sadly they are not in the wrong order. Two steps forward, one step back.

Curses! Foiled again! Despite the making of a sleeve/swatch, the body of the sweater was still too big. That would be 38 rounds of 210 stitches ripped out. Bummer.

I don’t know why I was off so much. I used the exact same needles for both. Maybe it was just the time difference between having made the sleeve and working on the body. Maybe it was just the smaller circumference of the sleeve and the fact that I was using magic loop on it.

This is one of the biggest reasons I don’t like knitting sweaters in the round. Although the knitting goes faster, if you get far enough to find out that the size is wrong, it’s double the amount of knitting that has to be ripped out and redone.

And what exactly is it supposed to be?

It’s a mash-up of Neiman from Knitty, and an Elizabeth Zimmermann percentage sweater. My gauge is quite different from the pattern, and I wanted to my own shaping–so I’m doing an EZ sweater, but with the colorwork pattern from Neiman for the yoke. I guess you could call it Neiman-esque.



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9 Responses to What's wrong with this picture?

  1. Rachel says:

    Oy what a bummer but you will not have to sew anything when you will be done with the knitting ,,, but unlike me you probably love seaming sweater parts.

    It is going to be beautiful so it is worth it 🙂

  2. Kitten says:

    Bummer. Knitting in the round is crushing sometimes. Particularly top down raglan in the round for a plus sized sweater. Those last rounds before splitting the sleeves off? Torturous.

  3. margene says:

    Ah, knitters hell! You know I’ve been there often enough and know the place well. Who knows why things change. Swatches, whether sleeves or squares, lie!

  4. Chris says:

    Damned swatches. Liars, all.

  5. Monica says:

    Bummer! I hate ripping. I actually did more “unknitting” today than I knit, so I feel your pain.

  6. Nora says:

    Ugh!! I’m sorry.

    This is a good reminder for me to try on my sweater-in-progress…

  7. Laritza says:

    ripit ripit ripit 🙂

  8. marianne says:

    damnit. on the ripping.
    I’ve always liked that Neiman pattern and funny, I’m doing kinda sorta the same thing with a sweater, using the EPS and then the yoke with a colourwork design ;^) and finally got to the fun colourwork part last night!!!

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