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January 15, 2004


So, I had been knitting right along on Kaity's spring sweater (See "Begin Again"). I'm knitting in the round up to the sleeves. Then I'll split it and knit the front and back flat, sew on the sleeves and slice the front for a zipper. Easy Peasy. WRONG!

I thought it may be long enough from the bottom to start the front. So I had her try it on. It was long enough, but just enough too tight, that now I have to start over. I failed gauge 101 and it really shows sometimes. I thought of ways to add more in the front after I split it. But if I did that, I would hate the sweater every time she wore it.

My friend Tami says that some things in life are sent to be sandpaper for our souls, to rub off the rough spots. Maybe this sandpaper sweater will teach me a lesson. Or maybe I'll just burn it!

Posted by Angi at January 15, 2004 04:45 PM


Why not split it up the sides and knit a strip to sew in (like a gusset) to widen each side? You could make them decorative, and then it would be like you meant to do it

Posted by: Carolyn at January 16, 2004 07:10 AM

Oh no! I have no clue how to fix. Yikes. I think I would just keep telling myself the sandpaper story as I ripped and knit again. Good luck :)

Posted by: annie at January 16, 2004 08:28 AM