Here I am happy as can be, cause I'm almost done with Red Kite finished with the following:
- shoulder seams
- side seams
- sleeve seams
And when I'm about to insert the sleeves to the arm hole, lo and behold, the sleeves are smaller than the arm hole!
How this be? Why didn't I account the fact that when modify a pattern using a different gauge, I must take into consideration the size of the sleeves to the arm hole? Why is this not mention on the books I read and referred time and time again?
Can you just imagine how frustrated and am now about to pull my hair out!
I can't believe this, I'm almost done and now I have to rip both sleeves and redo them, but this time, I don't know how many stitches I have to cast-on.
Not to mentioned that the guy from the LYS where I bought the yarn put the label (with the dye lot and all) on different shade of red! So now the middle part has a lighter shade. This kind of mistake I can live with, but the sleeves?!?!
I'm thinking of ripping the whole front and of course the sleeves but that would mean another month on this one.
I think I have to put this blog on hold and think of ways to save this project.
-dated: September 10
After two days of agonizing, I'm now a bit more composed, and has come with a plan on how to attack this dilemma, I am thinking of picking up the stitches on the arm hole, to make sure that the sleeves will fit, and will be knitted in round. Now the question is, how many stitches should I need to pick up? Next thing do is I have to figure out how many decreases should I make on both ends and it interval when doing the decrease.
I've measured the arm hole - 19cm, and my gauge on a 4mm needle is 22-23stitches by 35rows over 10cm. Please tell me if I should do the picking up or just redo both sleeves and insert them when done seaming on both sleeves.
Hope someone will help me out...