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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
what the...?

I am annoyed. I am more than annoyed. I am beyond annoyed! Here I am, back finished, front finished. I cast on on for a simple short sleeve. And end up with... a very odd looking and way too small sleeve! And before you say ANYTHING: I've triple checked that I've followed the pattern correctly. And, yes, I've checked Rowan's webpage and there is no errata. And not only that it's blooming small, it looks really, really weird. And yes, I DID follow the pattern correctly (you see my need to make it clear that this was not my fault?).

well...
You get the picture?

When something like this normally happens when knitting, I just throw the knitting into a crumpled up ball and curse like a pirate, but this time I've decided that I. Am. Going. To. Finish. The. Damn. Thing. and not give up.

a... sleeve?
Strangely shaped sleeve. And what's up with that cast off edge?

So, I've cast on for another sleeve, using a larger size from the pattern (the first sleeve didn't even fit around my upper arm...) and I'm going to do some serious modifications to the shape of it this time.

I do want this horrible top to be finished now, because I'm fed up with it.


Posted at 6/27/2007 1:45:24 pm by katarinawiberg

Joanna
July 4, 2007   09:32 AM PDT
 
Ge inte upp!

Jag ska leta runt lite för att se var jag har lagt mönstret till Peters strumpor. Jag kan inte komma ihåg var på nätet jag hittade det, men om jag kan hitta pappret jag skrev ut finns det säkert någon ledtråd på det.
Till vilken del av Teneriffa ska ni?
EGJ
June 28, 2007   10:30 AM PDT
 
Hi Katarina! I've had to read up on several posts on your blog as I've kind of been away with the fairies for a while, which tends to be when people start posting... ;-) I know what you mean about the cost of Rowan yarns - I really wanted to make the Ester cardigan in the Spring 07 issue of Knitty, but the amount of Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran it calls for, compared to the price per skein... Well, let's just say I'm looking for a good substitution. Anyway, I hope you figure out the sleeve issue - some patterns can be a right pain... You should perhaps mail them about the issue, since they may need to put up an errata or clarification on the site? Good luck, and I hope you'll soon have some more gratifying knitting experiences!
Elaine
June 28, 2007   08:08 AM PDT
 
I totally understand your frustration. And that sleeve does look really weird. It looks like you should've cast-on a lot more stitches, and had a longer decrease. I can't believe Rowan would be so irresponsible. Hope it works out!
Tusa
June 28, 2007   12:51 AM PDT
 
I am there with you. My knitting has recently been going through a rough patch too. Hang in there! You will feel really good when it is finally done.
Linn
June 27, 2007   11:42 PM PDT
 
Have you checked the front and back are correct then? Otherwise I'd just sleep on it and consult my mother, that usually does the trick.
bandanafish
June 27, 2007   10:53 PM PDT
 
You can always just send it off as a Christmas gift for some evil cousin you never liked.
 

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