So one of my daughters decided she wanted this, from Nashua Handknits, City Streets Pattern Book from the Autumn 2008, Winter 2009 collection, but, and here’s the kicker, she wanted a cardigan, not a pullover.
How hard can it be? Just knit in a button band and we’re good to go right?
Wrong. As usual, I didn’t take into consideration everything when I went into my “pattern alteration” mode.
The sweater itself turned out beautiful, in a gorgeous bright blue, but, see the cable band across the shoulders? It’s too heavy to support itself since it wasn’t joined together.
Several options. I could “winch it up”, with a strand of yarn run up both sides of the front before I put on the buttons, but that resulted in a “bunchy” area, not very pretty. So, what I ended up doing is just sewing it back together and putting buttons up the front, just a if it were really a cardigan, but it’s not.
Looks great, she likes it, all is well, but I sure wish I could forsee these things!
What would you have done? (other than the obvious, duh, what did you think would happen when you left that much cable unsupported…)…