Again I seem to be posting the same kind of blog.
Another failed attempt at a potentially fantastic sweater!
After seeing the finished "speed racer" sweater that Ken kindly posted, I showed it to Steve and decided to make for him for his birthday. Plenty of time as it’s not until August.
After finishing the front/back all was going well (apart from a few extra rows) and started on one of the sleeves.
Only 1 more row of increases spaced over 8 rows then the pattern says to continue stocking stitch until it measures 19inc, however, the sleeve already measured slightly over 19 Inc.
After frantically measuring and re-measuring, checking the gauge etc I finally realised my very arrogant mistake.
After finishing the ribbing for the front/back, it says to continue with larger needles, however after finishing the ribbing on the sleeve it did not say to do this. Me being me presumed it must be a typo so decided to change to the larger needles regardless.
Well that was just silly!
Not one of my best decisions I admit.
All ripped out now ready to start again.
I really should learn to be patient but I just get carried away! that'll teach me.
Am I the only one this happens to?
I think I’m going to leave it for a few weeks, maybe start on a lace scarf I want to have a go at then come back to it.