Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bianca

So really, I DO knit. I've got back to Bianca, and I just love her so much. The fabric is just great. However. She seems to be enormous. I knitted up the medium, since those were the correct measurements. And anyway, I always knit stuff to small. I've got the correct gauge. But for some reason she just seems big. The arm holes are too long, but I think that's my fault.

Last night, I grafted the shoulder seams and pinned the side seams to check how it was before I knit the sleeves. And well, it's too big, but wearable too big, I think. I'm thinking maybe when i wash it it'll shrink a teeny bit. At the moment, for the fabric to look really good it needs to be blocked out a tiny bit more. But if I do that, it really will be too big. So maybe if I wash it a teeny bit too warm (a swatch first, of course)maybe it will all contract a bit. You know like when you wash soemthing wool and it is just that bit smaller when you next put it on. A fudge I know. But as we all know: Nell. Does. Not. Rip.

9 comments:

chocolate gerbera said...

That is going to be beautiful! What yarn is it?

Have a happy day!
xxx

Webbo said...

I can't speak for the sizing issues, but it looks gorgeous. I've fancied that pattern for a while: it's very elegant and the butterfly pattern is sweet without being sickly. Your colour and beads are Just Right. I'm willing it to fit you!

Lauren said...

I love the beads! I hope it shrinks a little bit for you.

Liz said...

Yup, very pretty. Hope you get the fit sorted out.

cranberry said...

Well, you could approach it like a dress maker and cut and machine stitch to size. ;P

But yeah, I hear you. It's lovely, I'll say that for it.

Annie said...

It's gorgeous. I hope the arms work out. The beads are such a nice touch!!

Batty said...

Bianca is breath-taking! I love the pattern with the beads. Very classy, very elegant.

Bonnie said...

It's beautiful! I'm sure you can shrink it a little through careful washing. Can't wait to see the finished sweater. The color and the beads are just perfect.

Sarah said...

Don't wash it too hot ...remember that hat I washed coz it was too big?!!!

Xs