Sunday, January 25, 2009

Jinxed myself

Things were going so swimmingly with the February Lady that I almost - almost - convinced myself that I did not need to try it on once I made it past the armholes. But I did. And that extra inch I thought I needed in the yoke? It is gone now. I may have broad shoulders, but not that broad. I ripped back to just below the eyelet row. I have almost recovered all that lost work, and the fit is much better now.

I am still a bit concerned about the sleeves, especially since I want to make them longer. My plan is to replace the innermost 7-stitch pattern repeat with plain stockinette and gradually reduce the width of the stockinette "insert" until I reach the elbow. Then the extra length should not be too bell-shaped. What do you think?

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