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Old 09-05-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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Summer Chevron-SOS
For the last few days, I've been knitting on the Summer Chevron from "More Big Girl Knits," and something is seriously wrong. I'm finished except for seven rows of ribbing, and the sleeves, and it's way too short. It's not a matter of just adding a few rows, it's WAY short. It barely covers my chest, so there is no way 7 rows of ribbing is going to bring the length down to my waist. And I have lots of yarn left over. I've gone through the pattern over and over, and I just can't see what I did wrong. After each step, I counted my stitches, to make sure I had the right amount, and I do.
I had a feeling, as I was knitting, that it was going to be too short, but I was trying to just trust the pattern, since I have almost no experience making garments. I'm very disappointed, because this is only the third sweater I've ever made, and the only one I've ever attempted for myself. I finally got up enough nerve to measure myself, something that I'd been putting off because of self esteem issues. My husband bought me the yarn for my B-day, and I was Really excited about the colors I chose. Now I don't know what to do. I want the shirt so much, but I'm starting to think I just am not capable of making a sweater. I'm posting pictures just to show how pretty it COULD have been.
Has anyone else made this sweater? What was your experience?
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