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I really shouldn’t be allowed to knit late at night.
When I left off last time, I was trying to convince myself that I didn’t have to start the wrap cardigan over, that the upper back was not too wide. OK, OK, I knew deep down that it was, but I didn’t want to hear it.
So, this weekend I took the piece to the final authority, which is Sandi, and got her opinion, which was what I knew it was going to be: Yes, it’s too big. Start over.
Well, I thought, here’s a chance to turn a negative into a positive. So I went down two needle sizes, to size 4, and made another swatch. You see, when that fabric relaxed and expanded after steaming last time, it did turn kind of a little loosey-goosey on me, so I figured here’s my chance to correct that issue.
Having once again learned my lesson, I dutifully steamed the swatch this time, let it dry overnight, checked out the results (nice fabric), measured the gauge, did some math.
Then, late last night, I grabbed my SIZE 6 NEEDLES which were still in the bag from the first attempt, cast on, and proceeded to knit a near-duplicate of the too-big piece I already had, only wider yet.
I’ll pause here for a moment to let you stop laughing.
I’m not sure what I did to upset the Gauge Gods this badly, but at the moment they are definitely not on my side. I may need to burn some cashmere, or something.