So even though I had written off my Deep-V Vest attempt as an unfortunate, un-wearable mistake, I still check out the knit-a-long to see how everyone is doing. I mean, I still love the vest and I am planning on making another one come fall but I do still love the the one I made. I love the colors and I worked hard on it and the stitches look good but…it just doesn’t fit well. I really had no hope. That is, until, I read this post today on the knit-a-long.
It appears Marika had the same wing problems I did and I am cautiously optimistic about her fix. So do you guys think this could work on mine? Is there hope after all? I would have to frog the armhole ribbing and figure out how to re-pickup the stitches to the size I want it and then sew to secure it and cut the extra material. In my head it works but is there anything I am missing that I need to take into consideration? Should I try it?
I am relying on the greater wisdom of the blog world to give me advice. Of course if no one gives me advice then I will take that as a sign. A sign for what I don’t really know. If you have any ideas for what the sign should be then you can let me know that too.
Soon I will have news of another…yes, another…project I cast on for and another…I know, another…knit-a-long I joined. I am crazy. But I also found out I have 15 days of vacation that I have to use before the end of August or I lose them so it looks like I have some summer knitting days ahead.
The following 8 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
I say go for it! What do you have to lose? You aren’t going to wear it as is anyways so why not try to save it?
What Kara said, Go for it!!: D
you should definately give it a go. you are obviously slightly unhappy with it the way it is, so what have you to lose? (other than completely ruining hours and hours worth of work?… :0) i say, take the plunge! x
I think you should go for it too! And please, don’t keep me waiting any more! I want to know about your new projects! I’ve just joined the Summer of Lace project. Rambling Rose will have to wait just a bit.
You should totally go for it! Otherwise, you probably wouldn’t even get use of the vest. Nothing lost, potential super awesome vest gained, right?
That is exactly the fix that will work. Your other alternative is to reknit and decrease all the stitches you’d cut away. Just make sure you secure the stitches well with a machine. Good luck!
Absolutely. Frog the ribbing.
What Margene said. She knows a hell of a lot more than I do, and I’d trust her.