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Old 02-06-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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WIP - sweater for an orangutan


After working feverishly for the past 3 weeks on a sweater for dh for our anniversary this Friday, I finally got to the point where I could join the sleeves and the body (it's knit in the round, bottom-up). After putting the underarm stitches on waste yarn, joining the sleeves and body, and knitting one whole round, I suddenly realized that the sleeves are wayyyyyyyy too long! Not only that, but one sleeve is an inch-and-a-half longer than the other. :rollseyes: I could totally cry. :crying:

So I spent half an hour this morning unknitting the round and putting the sleeves back on waste yarn. I'm going to be doing some frogging but first I need to do some analyzing and recalculating. I can't quite figure out what went wrong, so I'm going to count all rows on both sleeves, compare to each other and then compare to the pattern. I had already discovered an error in the sleeve pattern early on, emailed the designer, and got confirmation that it was in error. I thought I had figured out how to fix it, but now I'm thinking I didn't do it right (the pattern had one too many increases and an extra round - but now I'm wondering if it mistakenly had actually had two extra rounds). My gauge was spot on....

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Old 02-06-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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Oh Noooooooo!!! That's too bad. At least you discovered it before the whole thing was knit together.
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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Oh no, that totally stinks! I hope you can fix it and get it finished by your anniversary!
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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Oh, so sorry, Stacey!! It sounds fixable, at least. Good luck getting it to where you want it!!
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:42 PM   #5
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:( Oh no!! :( I hope you get it done by your anniversary!! :(
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:12 AM   #6
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:23 AM   #7
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Bummer! At least you noticed it in time. The work looks beautiful though, even if the sleeves are a little too long.
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:09 AM   #8
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Sorry! At least it's fixable and you noticed now and not when it was all done!
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:16 PM   #9
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SORRY! :( Good luck with your repairs. :XX:
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You'll get it fixed! mistakes happen to everyone! I always have to fix stuff!
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