Tuesday, July 12, 2005

To Dye For, I hate it.

I hate it. Sorry. I do. Okay, I extremely dislike it. This is only after seeing myself in it in photos, vs the mirror.

I gave up trying to get a non fuzzy photo of it. Its just not worth it right now.

To Dye For, Stitch and Bitch (Debbie Stoller)
Weird ebay yarn, 100% nylon
Size Large
Modifications: I started the neckline decreases an inch early, I hate things close to my neck.

I actually gauge swatched, and I got the exact gauge. EXACT, even row! Its too big. My chest is 40, I made the 40 and I'm swimming in it. The sleeves were 4 inches too long. 4!! I folded them up and tacked them down. It doesn't look horrible.

But its too big. And there is NO shaping. I ban myself from making pullover sweaters without shaping. PLEASE remind me.

2 weeks. Which is why I'm only going to say I extremely dislike it. Hey, it was casual knitting on 15s. Too bad it makes me look 40lbs heavier. I can picture myself throwing this on in the winter. The nylon I'm sure won't shrink up, which kinda sucks, but I'll wash it eventally anyway.


Jen M said...

Wow, the exact same thing happened to me when I made this sweater. It turned out HUGE even though I got gauge exactly. I ended up frogging it and using the yarn to make scarves (I used alpaca and mohair). My take-away lesson: mohair + no shaping = 50 extra pounds.

Shannon said...

Thank $diety it wasn't just me. I have extra that will be some sort of lacey scarf. Stupid photo in the book is camera trickery, or the model is dying of starvation.

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Lu said...

wow, it is huge!
bring it tonight - do not wear it otherwise you'll melt, my prayers never work - but I want to see it.

Elspeth said...

Damn, too bad you can't just felt it down to a reasonable size! And you had to crochet it too!