The story of three sweaters

I finished 3 sweaters in 2017. The first was a green, open front cardigan. I learned so much making this sweater but in the end, the fit is not very flattering. Then there is the orange sweater. Love the pattern, the yarn, the color, the buttons. But I started this sweater in 2015 and now that I have worn it a few times, I see where I made mistakes and it is really bugging me. Finally, there is my most recent finish, a pullover with a color Work hem. I love, love, love this sweater. I learned a lot and I went back and corrected mistakes before moving on. And I love the fit. This one is a keeper. The other two? I’m not so sure. I am thinking I need to unravel them, reknit the orange sweater, and repurpose the green yarn. Have you ever done this? Unraveled a completed sweater?

I am listening to The Alice Network and it is a good story and I just got a notice that this book is ready for me at the library. Maybe listening to an audiobook while I unravel will make it seem like a good idea.

Happy Wednesday. Off to visit Kat for more book and knitting adventures.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

13 thoughts on “The story of three sweaters

  1. Yikes! I’m not sure I would be able to unravel a sweater that I made…I would be afraid it would break my heart – lol. The pullover with the colorwork hem looks gorgeous – what pattern?

  2. It sounds like maybe you’ve already written about what you’re going to do, with good reasons for unraveling, repurposing, and reknitting. You deserve to love, love, love (and wear) all your sweaters!

  3. YES!! I have disassembled complete sweaters before! And the world kept on spinning… I usually end up complaining, at some point, about how good I am at weaving in ends! Good luck! đŸ™‚

  4. Yes I have unraveled a finished sweater when it didn’t turn out as I wanted. Totally worth it. Just think how many more hours of knitting you are getting on the same yarn cost. Also you will have a sweater you like at the end of it. I say go for it:-)

  5. I think it’s much better to unravel a finished sweater than to have knit it and then never wear it. (Or . . . maybe give it someone who WILL wear it and love it. Which is what I do.)

  6. I HAVE unravelled a completed sweater. It was made with bulky yarn and you knit a big square and then sew up the sides to make a shrug. It looked awful on my and I chose a terrible color. I frogged it back and gave the yarn to someone that loved the color.

    I think sometimes you just have to let it GO!

  7. how wonderful to see so much progress with your knitting skills – you most definitely should unravel anything that doesn’t make you happy!

  8. I don’t think I could bear to undo work that I’d done … Those colours are lovely together. My eye was caught by the glorious orange one!

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