Friday, April 27, 2007


Yesterday, I realized that wishful thinking and continued knitting were not going to magically turn my cable down pullover into the glorious garment pictured in my mind. With the second sleeve 3/4 of the way finished, I put the stitches on a piece of yarn and tried "big blue" over my 38DD's.
I searched for the proper analogy for the fit of this garment as it glared back at me in the mirror. The words that came to mind were "gorilla suit". Yes indeed, a very loose, puffy, blue, twisty, gorilla suit.
Yes, I did a gauge swatch. Yes, I measured my chest and chose the appropriate size. So what went wrong, you ask? I can't be entirely sure, but my preliminary post mortem is that this pattern was never really scaled properly for the larger sizes. I say this because the sleeves and shoulders were large enough for someone else to climb in and make me a two-headed gorilla.
I'm not sorry that I knit the sweater. It was a fun pattern. I am currently cannibalizing it to knit a shadow cable cardigan.