This weekend I sewed up my Fearless Cardigan. It's a snowy Colorado weekend and it seemed a good time to finally finish it while snuggling up in it's warmth. Well, despite my best hopes of wearing it...
It's still was too huge. My problem is I am simply petite- 5' 1" and not thin, but short. To make the body bigger I added stitches, which also lengthened the arms. My arms aren't as long as others, so perhaps the 3/4 length would be just right on me. The measurements of the finished garment from W+ TG said a perfect length to my wrists, but I ruin that by adding stitches to the width of the garment because it's knitted from the sleeves inward, it shifts the length sideways too. So I need to think. Should I add a stitch to the body and knit 1 less row on the sleeves, perhaps? Rethinking and ripping out.
So, have I mentioned that I am a persistent perfectionist and I can't stand giving up? My favorite mantra- I will learn from this!
My pretty wool will one day be a pretty cardigan- I promise.