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KnittingNora
02-15-2008, 09:11 PM
I have just finished making my husband a Sublime jumper in the cashmere merino silk aran. I loved making it as the wool is gorgeous, and as I was making it I measured it against his favourite jumper and the sizing seemed just right.
I finished the jumper yesterday, and it is HUGE... in fact it is enormous!! The sleeves are about 5inches too long and the whole thing just hung on him! I have no idea who on earth it would fit. I am so disappointed, and have no idea what happened.
What a waste of 22 balls of wool......

Plantgoddess+
02-15-2008, 09:18 PM
That's terrible! I'm so sorry that happened. What about frogging and starting over, at least the yarn won't be wasted.

chrislt8
02-15-2008, 09:20 PM
Oh that is so disappointing! It baffles and befuddles me how we can sometimes count and measure and do all the math - and still have something not fit. I can't offer anything other than a shoulder to lean on - I feel your pain!:hug:

dustinac
02-15-2008, 09:26 PM
That's terrible! I'm so sorry that happened. What about frogging and starting over, at least the yarn won't be wasted.

I agree...I'd prolly have to wait a few days to be able to look at it again :teehee: ...but that way it wouldn't go to waste...:hug:

KnittingNora
02-15-2008, 09:31 PM
haha, you're right! I can't bring myself to look at it at the moment! I have a very tall brother, so am wondering if it will fit him. I can't even think about undoing it!
I am baffled at what could have gone so bloomin wrong, so to cheer myself up I started on my cardigan :woot: Lets hope that will fit.......

Knitting_Guy
02-15-2008, 11:10 PM
Did you wash your hubby? Maybe he shrunk.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-15-2008, 11:30 PM
I hate to ask.... did you swatch?

suzeeq
02-15-2008, 11:39 PM
And even if you swatched, the finished piece is much larger and the weight of it can pull it longer or larger. I suggest putting it away and redoing it. It probably won't take so long the 2nd time.

KnittingNora
02-16-2008, 06:41 AM
Did he shrink :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: That's just what I accused him of :roflhard:
Thanks for all the support, it has helped me smile about it! I think the weight of the wool is affecting the sizing, as it is in garter stitch and very stretchy.
I shall send this one to my brother, and try again. In a while. When I can bear to think about doing it again!!

KnittingNat
02-16-2008, 04:52 PM
Did you wash your hubby? Maybe he shrunk.

:roflhard: