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becjo 01-12-2008 07:22 PM

Fisherman Shrug - what the heck happened?
I did the Fisherman Shrug from Lion Brand's pattern.

I did the pattern for the 1x - I wear an XL in regular clothing & thought this would give me plenty of room to wear over a shirt - in the end- its beautiful - but oh my goodness - it is like an EXTRA SMALL!!! My gauge worked out & everything looks right - but it is so tiny! Even the sleeves are so tight on my arms - it fits like spandex or something on my skin - Its so small - it fits my youngest step daughter who is a size 2.

Anyone else do this project & it actually work? I'm very disheartened now!

Jan in CA 01-12-2008 07:50 PM

At the bottom of the pattern there are measurements. Do your results match that? If not then maybe your gauge changed in progress?

tilllie 01-12-2008 08:38 PM

I'm sorry you are having troubles...did you notice that it said there were many corrections to the pattern?? Maybe that is what happened?? :??Tillie

suzeeq 01-12-2008 08:41 PM

The corrections are now in the version on the website, and they're mostly for shaping. A lot of people haven't understood the gauge, I think it's supposed to be with the larger needles.

Plantgoddess+ 01-12-2008 11:05 PM

It looks from the schematic at the bottom that it was not very large anyway. I'm a size 10 and I don't think I would be comfortable in it.

becjo 01-14-2008 12:07 PM

I guess I should have looked at the measurements at first - just like jeans - you can buy the same brand in the same size & they fit differently. So I guess 1x isn't the same to everyone - darn it! I did use the bigger needles - exactly like the pattern called for & I did get all the corrections. I think it needs some more corrections in my opinion! :tap:

Plantgoddess+ 01-14-2008 12:09 PM

I agree. The sizing is off. I think they should call it Small and Med or even X-S and S.

Abbily 01-14-2008 12:19 PM

How frustrating, I'm so sorry! To put all that work into it and have it turn out like that... :sad:

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