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#makersmayhem: Light Ease Sweater

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Well, in the last week I have had negative progress on my Light Ease sweater. This was supposed to be my garment for the month of January, and I was on track to finish it up by today. But then I tried it on.

The #makersmayhem that occurred was my own fault. I had a lot of trouble making this cotton yarn (Cascade Ultra Pima) make gauge. No matter what needles I tried, I kept getting 22 stitches per 4 inches. The pattern calls for 24. As you can see in this picture, my misgauge made the sweater too baggy for me to wear happily. So as I was working on the sleeves, I realized that they were way too big, and when I tried it on I was unhappy with the fit. Again, not the pattern. Just my gauge issues.

So what did I do? I added place markers for the places where I wanted the color to change and the sleeves to start. I frogged back to the markers, made note of the changes, and am now re-knitting my sweater.

On the plus side, I do love the way the yarn knits up. And I know what to change going forward so that I have the perfectly knit garment when I’m done!

What #makersmayhem have you encountered? Have you ever messed up a sweater and had to re-knit it? Chin up – it will all be worth it in the end!!

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  1. So many mess ups in my knitting life but always an opportunity to learn. I am almost to the sleeve divide on my Birkin. Fingers crossed!

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