I should have known better

And in fact I did know better. Yes, I knit something in totally the wrong yarn, with predictable effects.

I came across a brand new free pattern on Ravelry on the weekend – a gorgeous wee shrug for toddlers. Knit in a lacey pattern on big needles, it seemed a perfect fast knit that would be ideal for our current changable weather.

This is the pattern version

Gorgeous, eh!

And here’s mine…

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Where did the lace go? Oh, its hidden in all those variegations. Which I *knew* would happen.

So, why did I knit this? Well, I made the mistake of letting Miss 3 chose the  yarn. Sigh.  She likes it.

But it is a wee bit tight – I had to upsize the pattern to fit her and it needs to be a bit wider, so I need to rip the edging out, undo the sleeves a bit, and redo the edging. It is less than an hour’s work, but it can wait for another day. Tonight I am working on Christmas knitting.

 

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5 Responses to “I should have known better”


  1. 1 Kate November 12, 2009 at 3:37 am

    On a positive note, she’ll probably wear it because she picked out the yarn, right? That’s better than having a perfect knitted item, that never gets worn.

    I know how you feel- it happens to all of us! You see the picture of the pattern, and what you create just isn’t even close to what the picture looks like! Happy Knitting!

  2. 2 sara November 12, 2009 at 6:50 am

    I agree with Kate. Miss 3 will love it because she picked the yarn. My knits *never* look like the pictures. Ever. I’ve just given up on that. lol

  3. 3 sara November 12, 2009 at 6:50 am

    PS: I think the shrug looks fine 🙂

  4. 4 Heather November 12, 2009 at 8:02 am

    If she’s happy with it that’s all that matters. I’m sure it will look adorable on her.

  5. 5 Joanne Foot November 12, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    And as she wears it, it will stretch out a bit, yes? So the lace pattern will become more visable?
    Lovely that she chose her special yarn too 🙂


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