Another FO

No, I haven’t been knitting like a maniac. This one is frogged, not finished. I started this sweater knit from SWTC Bamboo two years ago (Ravelry says July 2007). I worked on it during the summer months, finishing the whole back. It sat in hibernation for the winter, then I dragged it out last summer and hated it. I hate the color, I hate the pattern, and I really despise the little hem thing I did on the bottom. It went back in the UFO pile for another year. So last night, for Frogging Friday, out it came.

Yes, there was a martini involved. We have a house guest who was horrified that I’d rip out half a sweater’s worth of yarn.


Specifically, what is it that I hate about this? The color is just not me. I can wear all sorts of jewel tones, and even pastels if they are clear and bright. While I can get away with some yellows, this just makes me look consumptive, not a good look.

The pattern was one I made up using Sweater Wizard. I did a picot hem with a little cable-cross detail, and in this light, drapey yarn, it just doesn’t work. The ball band calls this a DK weight, with the suggested gauge of 22 stitches per 4 inches. The fabric I got with this stuff was perfect at 28 stitches per 4 inches on 3.75 mm needles. I also designed a v-neck for the front, which I think would have been pretty droopy.

I’m not sure what I’ll do with the yarn yet. There are 1500 yards of it, and I could do a stole or shawl of some sort, but that doesn’t get around the fact of the color. This might go in a give-away at some point.

What do you have in your UFO pile that needs to go? I dare you to frog it!

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About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Another FO — 12 Comments

  1. About to take you up on the frogging dare….getting packed to move I came across the UFO pile again…YUK! Frogging Friday may be next weeks post….stay tuned….
    Thanks for the dare and the share! And Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. I have the SLC Winter Olympics cardigan that just needs a bit of the color work on the body and all the color work on the sleeves. It certainly is an UFO by now. Not frogging all that work but I am tempted to put it up for grabs as is on my blog.

  3. Doesn’t it feel great to finally frog something that you just know isn’t working? I bet that yarn will find a good home.

  4. oh my! poor you! brave you! most of my ufos are lace or fairisle, and i’ve had this wonderful idea that I might make cushions with them. which means that instead of being knitting ufos, they are now sewing ufos. it counts, yes it does! 😉 best knitwishes

  5. I can’t think of a project that needs frogging right now, but I do have some yarn that was a mistake from the very beginning.

  6. Never made the connection between rip out and RIP (goodbye project.)
    A little slow on the uptake, but I got there.
    Sorry for your frustration.

  7. Yellows are difficult colors for most people to wear. You could always consider combining that with another color that suits you, placing the other color closer to your face.
    I’m not sure I’d want to check every nook and cranny for a UFO that needs frogging, but I did unearth one this weekend to redo as a summer project because the pattern wasn’t doing the yarn justice.