Dudes, can I just kvetch for a moment? I ripped out that ridiculous, 10 foot long, thing, and I got all inspired to start a sweater like this one. Boatneck, top-down, simple shaping. Easy, right?
Oh god. I just should not ever pose that question in knitting.
Let’s start off with the first thing. The first thing, is that I could NOT find the particular issue of Knitscene in my personal library. I searched. And searched. And searched. And searched. Again.
And then I remembered… I didn’t buy that one because I didn’t really like any of the patterns in it EXCEPT that one, and really, how hard could a top-down boatneck pullover be? Not so hard, right? So – no pattern. Which was no big deal, I just had to do a little math. (Uh. Cue the noise of doom here.)
The second thing. I think raglans are bunk. Like, total bunk for women. I certainly don’t look great in them. And the first (and only) sweater I ever made was a raglan – I increased way too much before stopping for the body, and I ended up ripping the sweater out less than a year later, because it bothered me that there was an excess of fabric around the arms and bust every time I put the silly thing on. Every. Time. So I thought I had learned my lesson – increase less. Like, 7 inches, maximum. Great. Move on.
So. Guess who increased only 6 inches, and still ended up with too much yardage around the bust and arms, because for some ridiculous reason, she thought she wanted a “comfy sweater with positive ease to just hang out in” ? Yup. Me.
What was I thinking? Seriously – WHAT? was I thinking? Hang out in a great big, oversized BOATNECK sweater?! That’s not cozy! That’s wind up your back, yo!
I swear to gods, sometimes I just… don’t think it all the way through. I would like to blame it on the yarn, but I think I’ve gotta chalk this one up to a learning experience.
And guess which little masochist is going to finish said sweater – positive ease, boatneck ridiculousness (no, I do NOT have any boatneck tees, which leaves me with two silly options – wear no shirt underneath said sweater (which means a lot more washing) or wear a regular t-shirt and look REALLY stupid) and all?
Like I said – the yarn *may* be cursed. It transfers as you knit.