Friday, November 07, 2008

so close and yet so far

It's tough being the knitting mom of a big guy.


See, Jesse's only 13 years old, but he's over six feet tall. I knit inches longer on the body and sleeves than suggested on the Durrow pattern that I'm vaguely following and it's still not enough. I added something like 3 inches to the sleeve before starting the decreases and saddle shoulder shaping, and it's still ending up only reaching halfway across his shoulder, with a way too wide neckline. :::sigh:::

Others on Ravelry noted similar problems with the neckline being too wide. I now remember reading some of those comments way back when I was considering making this sweater, but forgot about it somewhere along the way. I've come too far on this giant sweater knit on size 4 needles to cheese it up now, so last night I bit the bullet. Disconnected the sleeve and ripped all (front, back, both sleeves) back to armpit level. Will add even more inches to all, then try the shoulders and neck shaping again with Eliz. Zimmermann's seamless saddle shoulder construction.

i love this boy i love this boy he's a pain in the neck sometimes but i love this boy. :-)
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5 Comments:

Blogger Rani said...

That is the perfect example of motherly love. What we wouldn't do for our boys! (and girls)

It's a really beautiful sweater! A MANLY beautiful sweater.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Turtle said...

lol, i have this problem with daughters boyfriend as well. Hubby is fine to knit for! Love the pattern and color though, which pattern is it??

10:07 AM  
Blogger Turtle said...

lol, i have this problem with daughters boyfriend as well. Hubby is fine to knit for! Love the pattern and color though, which pattern is it??

10:07 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

My husband is tall too but he doesn't like wearing sweaters and I'm not at all unhappy about it! He really likes handknit socks which are much quicker to knit and easier to fit. So I'm pretty lucky.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Delaney's Duds said...

You will be more happy with the final product knowing you did it to the best you can! (You might as well add 4 more inches onto it because at 13, I am sure he's not done growing) ahhh!!
It looks great, Deb.

5:06 PM  

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