…to ripping this all out.
I discovered today that I am an idiot. I measured my vest and couldn’t figure out why it was so long. I mean, I added extra rows but that was to make up for my short row gauge…yeah, that is when it dawned on me. I completely messed up. My row gauge is 26. The pattern gauge is 30. I was thinking that I needed to add rows in order to make it right. I know…so dumb. I spent a lot of time reworking the pattern and trying to figure out the decreases and increases. When I thought I had it all figured out I got started and got as far as you see above until the moment today when it dawned on me, a smaller row gauge number means a longer length per stitch. If I did the pattern as written, it would already come out longer. So by adding rows, I was adding even more length. I got so turned around. In fact, I still get turned around thinking about it.
For about 3 hours I was thinking I would have to frog it. Three long and sad hours. Then I though that if I just continued with the pattern and played with the spacing of the increases then I could follow the pattern as it is written from here on out, not add any rows, and not be too bad off. I wanted it a little longer anyway. I am just hoping my shaping doesn’t look wonky when I am done.
Now the only other concern I have is that I am pretty sure I am running out of the main color yarn. Perhaps it was the several swatches I did but I am almost at the end of my next to last ball and I have 1/2 of the vest left including the collar and arm holes. So I will be ordering some more�??the question is one or two skeins? It is so annoying when everything doesn’t go according to plan. Vexing.
But I am still liking the vest. The pattern is very fun and easy to get the hang of. I am still nervous about those steeks though. I will cross that bridge when I come to it I guess.