I just finished my very first sweater, and it is copmpletely the wrong size in every way! Yes, I did check my gauge way back in the begining. The length of the sweater is now 21 inches, but I measured it, both the front and back, at least twice and it measured 23 inches beforeI finished it. The sleeves now measure 24 inches long instead of 21 inches. I also measured them at least 2 times. By the way when I measured them I laid them flat on a table, made sure they were the right length then picked them up and laid them back down and measured them again. THis sweater was suppose to be a gift for my SIL for Christmas and I tried really hard to make sure it was perfect, but it is not now that it is done!
Can someone please tell me what I might have done wrong. I feel like I have just wasted alot of my time and effort!