where i chronicle (with pictures) my boneheadedness...

First i started with suggested #8 needles and knit size small (32-35"bust), got this far,
tried it on and decided it was too big.I finally knit a gauge swatch (i know, i know, doh) and began again with #7 needles but thinking i was smarter than zephyr style, I decided to knit the xs size (28-31" bust) and carry garter stitch down over boobies, ALL THE WHILE DECREASING another 6 stitches for (i imagined) a sculpted fit. (For knitting informational purposes: Keep in mind my actual bust measurement as of this morning is 34.5", measured according to Knitting Daily standards). Imagine my surprise when i decided to try on the new improved sweater. Yes, in fact, quite snug. Unbecomingly so. This was yesterday afternoon. Think yourselves very privileged that i am sharing these very unflattering pictures i'd rather never see the light of day. These are for educational purposes only. they are to show the need to TRUST the very smart girls at zephyr style and to knit according to your ACTUAL measurements, not what you wish they were.
Here is the front/side.....
and here is the back... So, i am beginning again. with the #7 needles. And I'm this far.......and yes,
this time i am going to follow the pattern.


Anonymous locoweed said...

NO Face ???

8/23/2007 7:10 PM  
Blogger gunter said...

course not

8/24/2007 11:19 AM  
Anonymous keri said...

What a bummer that you kept having to rip and reknit - glad it looks like this version is working out for you!

8/31/2007 5:29 AM  

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