Gauge is a lying liar who lies to you.
This Ginny’s Cardigan isn’t going to fit me. It’s just plain too small. But I bet it would fit someone I know. Someone who’s about a size 2-4.
So I’m going to finish this cardigan. Because it’s pretty and it’s bound to be useful to someone.
Besides, I have come to the conclusion that, as pretty as the cardigan is, I dislike the yarn. The though of taking the cardigan apart and re-knitting it, or re-purposing the yarn for something else fills me with distaste. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just that the texture isn’t for me. Sorry Classic Elite Yarns Woodland. I hope you don’t take it personally. I think I’m just the type of person who doesn’t care for single-ply wool/nettle blends.
Don’t tell me this……..it’s in my queue 🙂
You might like it just fine. And there are lots of DK weight yarn choices if you’re like me and don’t care for wool/nettle. Not so much the wearing, but the knitting.
What a bummer but what a score for a friend. The yarn looks lovely but dang that it doesn’t feel good.
That’s a very pretty sweater. I personally don’t like singles yarn, except for J & S Shetland Cobweb. And I generally don’t enjoy knitting with plant fibers, so I know from where you are coming. Still, it’s a gorgeous sweater that some lucky woman is going to love, love, love.
Looks like a pretty pattern, but I agree on gauge being deceitful. When I ventured into knitting my first cardigan last month, it took me 3 patterns and a lot of maths to realize that the gauge you get on a sample is never going to be the same as the one on the garment, because the sample is light and flat, and the sweater is heavy so it streches the yarn. Sounds like a no brainer but caused much frustration
Too bad it won’t fit- the color and pattern are lovely. Somebody lucky will get it!
Which is what I will subtly insinuate when I gift it. The luck.
What a gorgeous lace panel! Such a shame the gauge turned against you!
Yeah. Oh well. I’m not as upset about it as I thought I would be considering the knitting time.
Sometimes, it just won’t work. Good for you for finishing!
Now I need to find some buttons. Then a person.
Lol I am just envisioning you ambushing someone on the street with this cardigan 😉
Now I am too.
Color and sweater are beautiful. Someone tiny person will be very lucky. You may not be the only one who didn’t like this yarn — I see it is discontinued. Single ply yarn is also not my favorite.
Yeah. That was my thought too when I saw it was discontinued.
Single ply has its place, but imo not in a garment you want to be hard wearing.
I had a similar problem a couple months ago. Knit a top that was too small for me. Sigh. Lucky friends, we have.
Indeed. Le sigh.
Ugh, gauge is such a jerk. I’ve definitely been there a time or two. I find gauges a necessary evil and tend to knit them rather grudgingly to begin with, so when they lie I generally have to fight the urge to burn my knitting.
At least *someone* will get to enjoy your pretty sweater?
I console myself thusly.