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WIP Wednesday: Two Steps Back

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Just a quick little WIP Wednesday post today, mainly because my Creme de Menthe vest looked like this a few days ago:

unraveled DK twistSigh. I had a feeling while I was working on the vest last week that it was coming out too big, but I pushed the feeling aside and soldiered on, not wanting to contemplate ripping out and starting over (we all do this, right? Tell me it’s not just me). But when I had about 8-9 inches of fabric, I finally measured, and sure enough–it was almost 2″ too wide. My gauge changed from 5.5 sts/inch in the swatch to 5.25 sts/inch in the vest. Not a big deal if it’s a small piece, but it makes a lot of different over a whole garment.

But oh well. I’ve started again with fewer stitches and have about 3″ done. And I’m still madly in love with the yarn, so it could be a lot worse. :-)

1 Comment

  1. Christina - a Babys Smile Knits
    Christina - a Babys Smile Knits07-24-2013

    oh no, hopefully the 2nd time around the knitting flies and you’ll be back where you left off in no time.

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