Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Minor Disaster

So, you may remember that I was making Lauriel from Ysolda Teague's Little Red in the City. There may have been only a few posts about this, but it has been a big part of my knitting life for the past few months (though that contains a LOT of messing about and getting distracted). It was my first garment, and it took a little getting used to. The pattern is lovely and very well written, the yarn was soft and squishy, just my head wasn't in the game.

So, it's basically been waiting for about a month for me to block it. I might like to think that all this messing about and waiting was because I had an impending sense of doom or something, but I doubt it. Anyway, here it is:

Did you spot the problem? Here it is again, in case you missed it.

Yes, while blocking it, it grew 2" in the sleeves. I was very very bitter, as before it had fitted perfectly. After much cursing and bemoaning the situation, I manned up and decided that the first steps was to reblock it, and the second step is to rehash the sleeves. Unless you guys have any better ideas? Please?? Otherwise the destination for my weekend is Frog City.

PS. Apologies for the state of the photos, but I wasn't going to waste even more time waiting for some decent daylight to photograph it, in the state it's in.


  1. Oof, aaah, yes. That's a bit unfortunate. As far as I know you can't really reblock things *smaller* or *shorter* :S Either cuff the sleeves, or it's Frogsville, I'm afraid.

  2. I just took a look at the pattern and since the sleeves are knit top down, it should be relatively simple to just rip back the ribbing. It looks from the picture that the pattern is above your wrist, and that you just need to shorten the ribbing (or maybe eliminate it completely? I can't quite tell) It looks like it fits well everywhere else. Is that true? Otherwise just shortening the sleeves shouldn't be too bad. Please don't frog it!!!!!!