Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Eunny vest dilemma

Over the weekend, I made decent progress on my Eunny vest, leaving myself with only a few rounds to finish before my class on Saturday. Then, I realized that I had done two too many decreases, leaving myself with 8 too few stitches. So, I tried it on to see if it was too small, which it really wasn't. I also blocked it to get an accurate measurement and have taken another look at my gauge. It appears that my gauge has loosened up considerably, although it's hard to tell how much because I can't get a truly accurate measurement on the portion right up near the needles. My row gauge has changed drastically, from 6 rows per inch to 5, so the upper portion of the sweater has to be recalculated. Fortuntely, it hasn't affected the length yet. So, here's my dilemma. Do I rip out? Or do I use it as a strategy to deal with the fact that my gauge is looser? With the 8 stitches omitted, I'm basically making the size I'd started out making - a 40" bust. I could just do the normal number of increases from this point. My conern is that my gauge will be inconsistent and it will turn out too small. However, by ripping back, I'm putting myself in a serious time crunch because I have too much school work to do. I don't know if I can finish what I need to finish if I rip back. I'm really not sure what to do.

Also, here's my progress on Arisaig.


Anonymous Cora said...

I think you should leave it and we'll figure it out in class. I'd be willing to bet that "Teacher" can make it work. I also think that since you are 8 sts short anyway, putting you at the next size down that you should be able to work from there without ripping back.
Do you put the sweater on waste yarn when you try it on? Mine is finally long enough that I should try it on.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Disentangled said...

I think you should leave it, too. Especially if what you have already done fits. You were pretty quick with those calculations, so, I bet it wouldn't be too much to redo your increases. Plus, those extra stitches may help with the "baggy" issue.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous allison said...

I would also go with "leave it,"

I am not sure what my gauge is now, but I am guessing that it's not what my swatch was. My sweater is h-u-g-e. I was concerned, and started whining about it. And the my dear sweet husband reminded me that I will never get to wear it anyway, since it will never be cold enough in san diego. Thanks, dear, thanks a heap.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

really, I have no idea! Sorry! It looks great and I love the colors that you picked out, Arisaig.
is really moving along too : )

9:24 PM  

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