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August 22, 2005

Shrugging Along...

one arm's almost done
but is it?

It's really hard to tell exactly how long to make these sleeves. There's so much stretch to this lacy stitch that the proportions already look whaky. So I decided to seam it up and try it on (you know how much I like try it on as you go).

I'm glad I did because I realized 2 things:

  1. I still need about 2 inches before the sleeve is the proper length to my underarm
  2. I don't like the full length sleeves

So what am I going to do? Well, after a big internal battle of "Is it really that bad?, It's black, you'll wear it in the winter anyway, and Great, I'll just unseam a little and be done with it!" I admitted to myself that the sleeve was not wide enough to look good when pulled further up my arm. The drop stitch pattern looks best when it's only partly stretched.

I'll keep knitting this shrug across my back and back down the other sleeve and use that to determine the length (I think it'll be somewhere near that red line). Then when I've found the perfect length on that arm, I'll take out my scissors and cut cut cut!

And even though it would have only been noticeable to me the insanely picky a select few, both cuffs will now end the same exact way -- with stitches being bound off.

Y'all can breathe a little easier now.

August 22, 2005 in accessories | Permalink


it is lovely! and you're so brave to cut :O)

Posted by: amanda | Aug 22, 2005 2:08:34 PM

Your lace shrug is going to be so pretty. I know where you are coming from...as I am also very picky with my clothes!

Posted by: Eilene | Aug 22, 2005 4:04:45 PM

Ya, just be careful, I did the same exact thing yesterday and wow-wee, what a disaster picking up all the stitches after the extra has been cut off! Especially in black! Maybe a lifeline is in order? I wish I would have threaded a life line.... Sigh.

Posted by: grumperina | Aug 22, 2005 6:31:55 PM

Gosh, girl--you are brave! Cutting? I don't know if I coudl do that. I really like this shrug a lot...

Posted by: Lolly | Aug 22, 2005 6:34:41 PM

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