Work-in-Progress Wednesday 18


I started Livie's shrug for the wedding this weekend.  It's actually a cardigan and I've never made one before, so I thought I may have some trouble.  But it was going pretty well and I took this pic of Liv on Sunday.  In hindsight, I can already see the trouble in this photo, but I didn't realize it then.  See, I still had 3 more rows around the outsides and it's already well over her shoulder.  Ooops!  In full disclosure, I am using a different yarn than is recommended (as I wanted to use the same yarn I used for EJ's shrug) and I was working the 3-4 year old sizing on the pattern.


I didn't get a photo of her wearing it, but this is the point I was at when I needed to add the sleeves.  Based on the photo in the pattern I thought this part was part of the sleeves.  Again, in hindsight, this part is supposed to fit the kid's body only and the sleeves are completely separate.  As you can imagine, the last four rows went down half of Liv's arm.  Not going to work!

And so the work above became this...

And now it is this...

I started over with the same yarn, one size smaller hook, and the smaller-sized pattern (I will either do the 12-24 mo or the 2-3 year depending on how it fits Liv...so far they have been the same pattern).  I have also decided not to work on it late in the evening (as I did the first time), so that I can regularly have Liv try it on to make sure I'm still on track!

Joining up with Yarn Along at Small Things & WIP Wednesday at Tami's Amis.


Kathleen said...

Yikes, sorry about the epic frogging, but what a gorgeous project! Such cheery yarn, and I really like the stitch texture of the pattern and the collar style, too. I'm trying to steel myself to start a First Sweater for a friend's upcoming twins, so your post is gently egging me on. :D

Minding My Own Stitches said...

How frustrating to have to rip out when it's almost done! Sounds like you've got it sorted though! It's going to be adorable!

pinkundine said...

Oh no, so much to be ripped out :( Good idea to keep the model on hand for trying on purposes from now! It looks so cute :)

Karen said...

Sorry to had to rip back. It's really lovely though.

KK said...

I always hate to rip things out but sometimes it is worth it. Looks like you made great progress already. It looks super cute, hopefully the size works out this time.

Janette... said...

I hat having to frog anything, looks like its pretty quick though so thats good. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

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