Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oh, phooey!

A few posts ago, I showed you the red Rowan Biggy Print yarn I was given in a swap on Ravelry. Since I didn't have a lot, I made the Carie Cropped Flare-Sleeve Cardigan from "Fitted Knits."

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It knitted up quickly, albeit not necessarily easily, since working with giant needles and fat yarn can be a little cumbersome.

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The sleeves were definitely more "flared" than in the pattern photos. They are huge! I did rip out the first sleeve and redo it with four more stitches because it has seemed like it was going to be too tight when sewn closed. I think four stitches was too much, because then you add six more stitches toward the cuff, and get these giant bells.

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I couldn't really put together an outfit I liked. I also found the sweater to be way too bulky and uncomfortable. It tried to slide off my shoulders all evening. It drove me nuts.

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It looks so much better on my dress form. Maybe I'll give it to her.

1 comment:

moongipsies@msn.com said...

ok-- but it looks gorgeous :)