The Cursed Sweater
Posted by Amber on October 16, 2008
I know, the Sweater Curse is suppose to be about knitting sweaters for boyfriends before you’re married. This is different. This sweater is cursed.
First. I finished knitting the cable front and the plain front and the back. And at first I thought the plain side was too long, so I ripped it back and reknit to be shorter. Then I realized BOTH fronts were too long – so now the plain front was the right length and the back were right; and the cable/lace side was too long. Too hard to put in a life line. Put it aside to ignore and be angry with for a while.
Then. Ran out of yarn, got more of a different dye lot. Tried to alternate balls. Got stripes.
AND NOW. I was thinking how awesome my mattress stitch was looking:
And then I went to seam the second sleeve:
Yeah. One sleeve has 2.5 inches of ribbing, and the other has 4 inches. But it looks like the stockinette part is the same on both; so I’m going to put in a life line, and knit the ribbing down. Then weaving ends, then sewing buttons, then washing.
I probably shouldn’t want to wear this to the baby naming…