Another post about a past knit that doesn’t quite suit me and how I’ll figure out what to do with it!
I knit Miranda in the fall of 2013. I’d just moved back to Colorado from a short stint in Albuquerque and was starting work that I was super excited about. It’s knit out of Malabrigo Worsted and is one of the softest sweaters I own.
-the body of the sweater is a bit long for my torso which causes the kangaroo pocket and faux cable shaping to land in an area that I don’t want to make bigger
-there isn’t any waist or hip shaping so it doesn’t do my figure any favors
-the sleeves are a little short (well, one of them is….they aren’t the same length)
I wish the whole sweater were over-sized – maybe the same length but more positive ease and longer, larger sleeves – or I wish the whole sweater were better fitting – shorter in the body and more flattering.
So the options I suppose are:
- Rip out the entire thing and re-use the yarn some other way
- Rip out the bottom half and re-knit with no kangaroo pocket and likely different texture shaping (ooh or maybe even make it a cropped sweater and avoid the lower abdomen area altogether?)
What do you think is the best route? Give the sweater another chance or read the writing on the wall and rip out everything?