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Finished! Some time ago, actually. But it was a painful finish, and I haven’t been ready to talk about it…
Okay some details… You may not remember my last post about this project, when I was thinking the arms were too tight, and I planned to rip the sweater back and the arms back to make them deeper… Right?
Well, I did. And reknit and finished it.
When I tried it on the man, we discovered that it just, just wasn’t working. I had to study and study lumply, pulling, strangly shaped thing for quite awhile as he modeled it in the blazing heat before I realized that the dimension that was all wrong was his shoulder width. Somehow I had measured his shoulders, and then did the math for not his actual 17-inch shoulders, but did the math for the 14-inch shoulders EZ says is average. MY shoulders are 14 inches… And I’m average, I guess.
Twice I knit the yoke of this sweater for a guy with 14-inch shoulders.
And it wasn’t until I ripped it back and knit it up a third time that it hit me: He maybe didn’t need deeper arms after all. The arms were tight because the shoulder dimension was off… So….
Yep. You got it. Ah, no I didn’t document all these sweater versions and ripping with more photographs, but I did tint the walls and ceilings with my language upon realizing my third set of mistakes.
And what I’d like you to know above all is that Zimmerman, if you CAN FOLLOW HER REALLY EASY DIRECTIONS, is and remains a genius. This sweater is lovely. It stretches all every which way, and this guy is just dying for the snow to start falling.
The Marr Haven? Soft and rough at the same time. A beautiful tweedy effect, and it really holds up well to ripping… Doh!
This whole long, 50-inch-chest sweater took just shy of 6 skeins. A very fast, very pleasurable knit. Very borrowable sweater…