Knit Sweater Whoopsie

I have a bit of a knitting story to share. Since October I have been working on knitting a sweater for a client’s son for Christmas. I worked the front and back with both panels on my circular needles to maintain consistency. Finally at the armpits I decided to re-measure against a sweater she gave me that fit him well.

This is what I discovered.

Yep, 14 inches too wide. On the front AND the back panels. Yep, I wanted to cry. The kids (ages 5 and 7) were so great that they hugged me and helped me unwind it. Thankfully I have a ball winder so it only took 5 minutes to unwind hours and hours of work! I only had the heart to unravel one panel though.

Today I worked on the back panel and am 10 inches into it. I still have an hour of knitting to do so hopefully I’ll be at the 18″ that I need to start arm pits by the end of tomorrow. I am also checking against the red sweater every 4 rows on this one!

What’s your biggest “oh no!” when working on a project?

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Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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