Thursday, 27 December 2012

One Of Those Projects


When I first saw the pattern for this sweater I thought it was just me. After knitting it I realized it was not me. I found it too small and the stripes does not do me justice...

UGH, just not me...
When Rauma visited my local LYS I tried their model. The only problem was that I was told the model was in size M when it really was in size L.

So I knitted it too small and there is nothing worse than a woolen sweater that is too tight. It gets too warm and uncomfortable to wear.

I was supposed to knit a hood for it. But I did not bother doing that. I do not think I am going to wear this much.

I will try and find someone else who looks better in it and would like to wear it.

It is not often I knit something that comes out in a wrong fit. But I manage to finish it after realizing that.

And I learned something: Always check the pattern and the sizes....

But the yarn is so lovely, and I believe it would be a very lovely sweater to wear.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Mitu
Needles: 3.5mm, 4mm
Pattern: Fana genser
My Ravelry Page: Fana In The Hood

24 comments:

  1. Ååå den er jo så fin til deg!!! Ser i alle fall ikke trang ut på bildene, ser akkurat passe ut synes jeg. Og lang og fin modell. Likte at det var raglan og at stjernene kommer så langt ned, som regel er de lenger oppe, men finere når de kommer i bryst-høyde slik som på din genser. Og den er jo veldig fin uten hette. Kanskje fin med en ensfarget hals (f.eks blå) for å bryte litt med stripe-effekten?

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    1. Takk Gitte - man tar seg jo litt opp for bildet... Har også tenkt på en hals - godt forslag!!

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  2. Heaven if you think this sweater is not for you, I find this knit really nice!

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  3. It is gorgeous!!! I can imagine the disappointment for you now, after putting so much hours into this beautiful knitting. Maybe you can sell it? I am sure you will find very easily somebody who would be very happy buying this sweater!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have a few wanting to try it - hopefully someone will appreciate it..

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  4. Shame you don't feel 'right' in your sweater, it is very beautiful! How do you get everything to line up so perfectly?

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  5. I like the sweater and it looks wonderful on you. But if you are not comfortable in it then you would never wear it.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2013

    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole!! I know - it that feeling that is so important, isn't it??

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  6. Could you consider converting it to a cardigan by steeking the front & adding a buttonband? That might give you a few extra inches of ease & make it more comfortable to wear. Lovely sweater!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl - it could be an idea. But I am not sure if the outcome will look good to that pattern... I will think about it!!!!

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  7. It is a nice looking sweater, but there is nothing worse than finishing a project and not liking the fit! I am sure you will find someone who will enjoy it.

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  8. I am sorry it's too small Lone, because it looks beautiful ;o) Take Care ;o)

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  9. Nydelig genser, synd at du ikke føler deg vel i den!! Genseren ser virkelig herlig ut med den lengden! Du finner garantert noen som vil sette pris på den- om du ikke skulle ombestemme deg og velge å beholde den selv! :-)
    Ha en deilig romjul! :-)

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    1. Takk skal du ha Britt!!! Må bare tenke litt - så mange sier at den er fin....

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  10. Genseren ble jo kjempeflott, og så veldig synd at du ikke er fornøyd. Ut fra bildene ser den nemlig helt passe ut? Du kan jo alltids prøvebruke den litt, mens du vurdere om den kanskje vier seg litt ut ved bruk, eller finner ut at den er så myk at den likevel er behagelig?? Uansett, lykke til med genseren og fortsatt god jul. :)

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  11. Takk for det Helle - ja, kanskje det vier seg litt ut når den brukes...

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  12. Helt fantastisk - du inspirerar mig alltid! Vad synd att den inte blev rätt storlek. :(
    Din katt är ljuvlig, förresten! <3

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    1. Tusen takk Madeleine!!! Jeg blir rørt av din kommentar!!

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  13. Heisann, og godt nyttår.
    Jammen, denne genseren er flott på til deg!!!! Jeg håper du har innsett det :)
    Jeg strikker Fana til mannen min, også i Mitu, som er et herlig garn. Eneste aberet mitt, er at det var en julegave, og den er enda ikke strikket ferdig, kremt......har bare litt igjen.
    Pusen din er superskjønn.

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    1. Godt nyttår Sylvia!!! Takk for ditt kompliment!!! Er ikke blitt venner med genseren enda.... Så gøy at du også strikker i Mitu. Og du vet, det er mye mer koselig å få en gave etter jul!!! Lykke til med resten av genseren. Du har en heldig mann!!! Skal hilsen Pus og si det - forresten, han vet det... He he!!

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