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Second time - sweater ... perfect now!
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Apr 19, 2017 07:05:11   #
Yes, this is the second time I knitted this sweater. First time it came out way too big, so I went down one needle size and changed from size XL to S (trust me, in daily life I do not get away with size S, LOL) and this time it came out perfectly.

It fits, feels good and looks good. 100% happy with it.

Picking up stitches for the neckline went fine (I often mess up at that point), the raglan is fine. All good!

And of course, I had great support all along the knitting process from my little knitting buddy. She is pleased with anything I knit, as long as it is soft!

I also added a picture of the quantity of yarn that was left after knitting the smaller size. A lot!

P.S.: in reality the colours are much nicer, but somehow I cannot capture it.

Apr 19, 2017 07:08:37   #
harter0310 (a regular here)
Nice looking sweater and I see it's already in use.
Apr 19, 2017 07:09:43   #
maureenb (a regular here)
Funny how our knitting buddies try to test our projects out for us,"ah,just right"..she's saying😊nice work!
Apr 19, 2017 07:13:01   #
jojo111 (a regular here)
I'm glad it worked out. It looks great, and it looks as if your kitty is VERY pleased with it! That's all that counts, really, isn't it?
Apr 19, 2017 07:21:41   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
Looks great!
Apr 19, 2017 07:22:47   #
I admire your tenacity in redoing the whole thing. Wow. And it turned out beautifully. Love the kitty part, too. : )
Apr 19, 2017 07:25:05   #
Gaildh (a regular here)
Good job you are very good for redoing!
Apr 19, 2017 07:25:28   #
Well done! You could use some of the leftovers to make your buddy a special blanket.
Apr 19, 2017 07:37:23   #
Butterfly 55 (a regular here)
Lovley knitting the cat seems to be enjoying it
Apr 19, 2017 07:40:16   #
gramknits (a regular here)
It looks wonderful! Well worth the second try! The important thing is now it fits and you are happy with the results, YAY!!!

I also find it difficult to capture the true color when taking pictures. It pretty much has to do with the amount of light in the room. For one lovely red hat & scarf set I had to put it on a black surface and close the blinds on the single window to get the true color. Otherwise it looked like a bright pink.
Apr 19, 2017 07:50:54   #
marciawm (a regular here)
Your next project should be a cat bed! I love the sweater, been looking for something like that for a long time. You did a great job.
Apr 19, 2017 07:56:59   #
Very nice, and glad to see your quality supervisor approves.
Apr 19, 2017 07:58:46   #
NanaMc (a regular here)
Great job! You are way ahead of me, I have never attempted a sweater.
Apr 19, 2017 07:59:57   #
saukvillesu (a regular here)
A great example of what determination and perfection will produce. I'm not sure I would have done it over--perhaps it would have been donated to worthy cause. It would have been difficult for me--though I have frogged a few items too. Now, thinking about it, I have given all completed knit pieces for cardigan to sister to finish for her GD, and I passed a couple of mis-sized items to daughter. If something does not work out--there is no sense in keeping it and a shame to waste the yarn. Congratulations to you for doing it over, and for the very successful result. Wear with pride!
Apr 19, 2017 08:06:45   #
gigi 722 (a regular here)
Nice sweater,enjoy the fruits of all your hard work.
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