I can explain. I really do think I will like this sweater once it is done. I could have titled this post “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. It’s the decreases this time that are giving me fits. Normally I do increases and decreases reasonably neatly. This pattern does a slip-knit-pass-stitch-over type of decrease for one side of the garment piece. They just look sloppy in this bulky shiny yarn. The real b***h of it is that I didn’t decide this until I got to the sleeve cap on the first sleeve. After I had finished the front and back pieces and put those stitches on holders. I re-did the sleeve and like it much better, and then looked at the finished front and back pieces, and my gut just says I need to rip those back to where the decreases start and re-do them.
Here are a few pictures.
I don’t have “before” pictures of the sleeves, and I am not taking close ups of the big pieces to show the sloppiness. I’ll just say that I am not pleased. It doesn’t help that this is a long sleeved wool turtleneck sweater, and it has been in the high 80’s here. I want to be knitting a snappy little cotton tank. I know if I set this aside that I will forget what the hell I have changed when it’s time to pick it up again.
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