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A Sweater Dilemma

This should be a YAY! moment…..and yet, even though I finished the knitting and bind-off of my Harvest Cardigan on April 14th, there’s also a dilemma. First, the cardigan is a little big-ish. Not really overly big though. Just roomy like a boyfriend cardigan. I think I can live with that. Well…..I’m going to have to, because I’m NOT UNKNITTNG THIS! The real problem, is the length of the sleeves. They’re about 2 inches too long. UGH! Who knits a top-down sweater and doesn’t check the sleeve length at some point? That would be ME!

Now, I haven’t woven in any ends yet, so, I could unknit the sleeves a few inches to shorten them. That’s probably what I SHOULD do. Yet, I keep thinking I just want to be DONE with this project! Odds are, I’m going to push up or roll-up the sleeves anyway, so why bother shortening them? Right?

Then the nagging in my head asks if I can live with that? AND. I might be able to convince myself to just be happy to have conquered the sweater phobia and finished a sweater. I think….

What to do? What to do? What to do…..

Happy Knitting!






Hi! I'm Lori! Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! My hubby and I live on a small farm in Eastern Oregon with 5 cats (it's a LONG story), 3 horses and a mule. I work full-time as a department lead at the nursery department of a local hardware store. You'll discover I have wa-a-a-ay too many hobbies for the amount of "spare time" I have. So, I'll just keep muddling though this life.....

13 thoughts on “A Sweater Dilemma

  1. I would unravel the sleeves a few rows. The sweater will fit better and even if you do push up the sleeves, there will be less bulk to deal with. I never regret these types of tweaks no matter how desperate I am to finish a project.

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  2. I completely understand! I made a pull over – twice. And I’m not fully satisfied with it. My husband does not like it at all. I don’t wear it, but can’t bring myself to get rid of it, or unwind it to use the yarn for something else.

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    1. If it were any other time of year, I probably would. BUT. This is my CRAZY busy time at work (I’m the nursery manager of a large plant nursery). It’s all I can do to eat dinner and fall into bed to get up and do a repeat of the previous day. I’m seriously lucky to get a half hour of knitting in per day…..and I NEED that knitting to be relatively stress-free this time of year! 😉

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  3. You don’t need to do anything right now. Just enjoy having finished the sweater. It’s really lovely. Wear it and accept all compliments and DO NOT point out the flaws when someone gives you a compliment. Just smile and say “thanks, I like it too and am glad to be done.”

    After a while, you may decide that the too-long sleeves bother you — that rolling them up covers up the nice garter stitch wrist. Then you can unravel a few inches and resize the sleeves. There’s no right or wrong answer — it’s your creation, and a beautiful one indeed!

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