Friday, August 24, 2007

World's Biggest Gauge Swatch

*and I'm right on target*

The Lion Brand Cashmere Blend is turning out to be a perfect sub for Tubey. I've been wanting to make this sweater for a while, bought the yarn 30% off at a going out of business sale early this year, and am finally casting on.
And I'm thanking the knitting gods once again for Ravelry.

The sizing for this pattern is weird. Had I not looked through all of the Raveler's Tubeys, I might not have thought too much about it (which is why nothing I make ever fits the first time). If I had gone solely based on my crossed back measurement, I would be knitting a size large, even though my bust size would put me at an XL (which, I assure you, I'm more like an extra negative in the bust area). The pattern does warn you that this is a very stretchy sweater, but all of the measurements seem kinda wonky.

So, I'm keeping the basic idea and look but knitting everything separately so I can try on as I go and hopefully not have to frog too much.

Ravelry, you may no make me a faster or more technically gifted knitter, but at least you're making me a little smarter.

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At 9:20 PM, Blogger elizabeth marley said...

Ravelry is saving my ass on an almost daily basis, pattern wise. Thank god!


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