Making Sure It Fits

Project – Mom's Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - Dark Water Blue
Blogger – YoElizbo

When I got back to knitting my Mom's Sweater, I knew I had to do one thing before I got too invested in knitting the body--put it on waste yarn and try it on.

Now this is sort of a personal war I go through.

My reason: "Put it on the waste yarn."

My creative: "It takes too much time. I just want to knit. Everything will be fine."

But after a few more rows, then common sense finally kicks in because I know one thing:  no matter if I knit a gauge swatch, and even if it is spot on with the pattern requirements, sometimes a project will end up too big and then I've got to frog it and start over.

So the waste yarn wins out.

So after I put all the stitches on waste yarn, I try it on.

And when I discover it fits perfectly, my reason gets the one up.

"See I told you to check it out. Now knit on!"

Comments

More, please. Really missing the Paton's blogs.....

I've been waiting to see how this turns out.....I live in the South and a heavy pullover probably wouldn't get worn, but I'm wondering if the fair isle could be worked in a lighter weight yarn? I've only done small fair isle projects, so I'm no expert but I've read wools or wool blends are better suited to the stranding. before I tackle reworking the pattern to accomodate a lighter weight yarn, I'd be grateful for some input from anyone who knows more than I do...:)

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