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Difficult Sweater - Qualified Perceptions
Difficult Sweater
So, in following the theme of Too Small Sweaters...

I made this sweater for shumashi. It was kind of pesky to make, because the yarn turned out to be not bulky enough for the pattern, so I had to change the stitch count, and then unravel it at least once to put in more stitches. Finally, after a knitting density of close to two stitches knit to every one stitch in the final product, it was done! I blocked it (because it looked ridiculously scrunchy), and had shumashi try it. It mostly fit, but the neckline was a little wide. So, I figured that that might have been due to the blocking, and the thing to do was to *un*block it. Now, the yarn was superwash (wool that's been chemically treated to be non-felty), so I got it wet and put in the dryer on extra-low. Where, unfortunately, it promptly felted. Happily, it's still wearable, but the sleeves are tight and it turned from a purple-brown sweater to a brown sweater with hot pink fuzz. Weird. On the plus side, the neckline is no longer quite so wide. On the minus side, there went all the cable definition. Sigh.

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated

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remcat From: remcat Date: July 10th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 10th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's still a pretty cool looking sweater.

But that's a shame the project has been a hassle.
merastra From: merastra Date: July 10th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops, that was me. :)
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