Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I might be the shortest person in the world

After finishing the Stuggletown socks I decided I wanted to knit something simple, something that went around and around and around, something where I wouldn't have to think much. I settled on Ysolda’s Blank Canvas,  and went to the stash to find something that would work. Now, according to the pattern I would need 950 meters for my size, which seemed quite a lot, considering it’s a ¾ sleeved cropped cardigan. Not having enough yarn in a single colour I decided on a very clever graduating stripe pattern and started knitting. Twenty centimetres in I decided to check my row gauge, which was a bit out. But what I also realised is that this jumper as written is 60cm long. It looks cropped on Ysolda:
Photo from Ysolda's Blog 
And on her assistant (?) Rebecca:
Again, photo credit to Ysolda
but on me 60 centimetres would be half way to my knees. I worked this out at bedtime last night and I could barely sleep, knowing I had to work out both how to reduce the length of the jumper and how to fit my fancy stripping pattern into the altered number of stitches. So, I got to work this morning, did the maths and then spent the rest of the day itching to go home and actually knit the jumper. But first, I have to rip this back, so I can start it again with the mods I've calculated. Wish me luck!

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