Monday, February 27, 2012

Channelling Kenny Rogers

Knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em...

Meet the demise of the the floral yoke sweater.

I tried to make it work. I sewed and cut the steeks, and tried it on, and even had myself almost convinced that it would work. But a sweater should fit, no matter how you place it. This one had to be tugged down over the shoulders, to make the flowers lie across the yoke. that brought the armholes down to around the vicinity of waist, but held my shoulders tight in a straitjacket-like position. And every time I moved, it slid upwards, creating a thoroughly unattractive look.
I should have spent more time before casting on, doing some math and really trying to work it out, but honestly, I think seeing what I did wrong is a better teacher than anything else. I may revisit this project one day - I have tons of wool leftover, and could easily do it again. I'm thinking of using the contiguous method of sleeve and shoulder construction, and keeping the floral yoke pattern in place.
We'll see.
In the meantime, I bought some patterns and have filled my Knit Picks cart with potential "make up yarn". I haven't yet hit the purchase button, but we all know that's just a matter of time...

R.I.P floral yoke...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

When it doesn't work, it doesn't work.

KnitTech said...

That's too bad, it didn't work.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Sorry to hear it didnt work out. At least it was a good teacher.

Brenda said...

Cut your losses as my son would say. SOmetimes it has to be done.

Sheryl Evans said...

At least you left yourself with the option of coming back to it at a later time. Sometimes just taking a break from a difficult project helps to get the mind working on different ways of solving the problem. Sheryl