Finishing this cardigan on principle

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.


    • 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

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