Monday, July 30, 2007
I am almost done with Fifi. I have about 4 inches left. I am at 10.5 below the arm opening right now. I want it to hit at least the top of my jeans. I love it. However, there are a couple of things I would change if I was going to go back. First I knitted it up on size 7 needles even though my gauge was way off (25st and 36 rounds -before blocking). I wish I would have went up to at least size 8. I had to add a bunch of rows to the top bodice section to make it long enough b/c of my gauge and now top bodice part looks very long even though it hits me correctly on the bust. I am not sure how flattering I think that is. Second thing (and the most important) I shouldn't have skipped the short row shaping. I tried it several times but it didn't seem to look right so I ripped it out and decided to skip it. Big mistake!!! The front is way shorter than the back and on a sweater this fitted you can really tell. Third and last thing I would do differently, I would not but the lower body pattern in the back. I would have just done the K2, P2 rib across. I think the back cable and chevrons look a little like a back bone on me. Plus b/c I didn't do the short rows it makes the pulling through the front more obvious. All those changes are minor and does not change how much I love my Fifi. I even love the color now. I am going to try and finish it tonight and get it blocked. I will post a final picture when I am done. Oh one more thing, I am going to have to break into my 5th ball of calmer (just barley) had I gone up a needle size it would have taken only 4.