Alison has decided to run a rip-along, and it's very timely as I just decided to rip the ribbie cardie (which is what she's ripping, too!).What's wrong with it, you ask? First, the yarn is just wrong for it. It's luscious yarn, Jaeger's Chamonix, but it doesn't have enough stiffness to hold up the collar. The front band rolls in. I absolutely hate the sleeves' being ribbed. My row gauge was slightly off and I didn't compensate enough in the raglan decreseas, so the shoulders fit funny. And it's too long, making me look like my granny.
The thing is, all of these "issues" wouldn't be that big a deal if the yarn wasn't something I am absolutely in love with. If this had been sale yarn, or even regular-priced-but-I-can-afford-it yarn, I'd probably keep the sweater as is and wear it anyway. But this is some damn expensive yarn, that even bought with my 30% discount when I worked at the yarn shop, still cost more than I usually spend on yarn for a sweater. And I feel (possibly foolishly) that I have to make something that lives up to the wonderful yarn AND to the amount of money I spent!
I also think the yarn would benefit from being knit at a slightly tighter gauge. So I'm gonna ripriprip and knit a plain pullover, slightly oversized, so that this excellent yarn can really shine (I hope!).
Who's with us?
Well, I’d sewn the sleeve seams and sewn most of the body ends in. The neckline and buttonband ends are the ones that are hanging out. . . I hate weaving in ends. ;o)
January 08, 2004
Wow, you’re all set to go! I see some ends still hanging about. Had you woven them in at all?