Stitch gauge is on with 2.5s, but row gauge is off and that’s going to be most important for the flounce. I’ll do the flounce on 3s and the body on 2.5s. This is going to be a tight squeeze to get this whole sweater out of just three skeins. I might have to find some scraps from someone else.
I was not a fan at all of how the k1tbl, p1tbl edging was working out, so a quarter of the way through the skirt, I switched to k1tbl, slip 1 purlwise with yif. I like it much better and it’s not curling anymore. It might look goofy that I switched partway through, but, meh. Who’s going to be looking at that tiny hem?
I should have made the back at least an inch longer so I’d have a wee bit more room in the armpit. If I wear it a bit off the shoulder, it’ll fit just fine, but it would be so easy to fix right now before I do the sleeves….
I went back and lengthened the back. I think I’ll be much happier. :)
95 picked up sts around the arm and will work as for the 3rd size (knitting 63 the first step). I knit one round around the sleeve before doing the short rows because hart53 told me that it eliminates the holes you always get doing it as written.
The sleeves were way too big, so I’m going to tear them back and see if the smallest size will work out after all.
I took the sleeves off the needles and tried the sweater on. The back of the neck cuts into me painfully, so I’m tearing back again to add some short-rows to the back for a more comfortable back-of-the-neck. This is going to make my armholes even bigger, but I think I can get away with picking up every 3/4 or 2/3 stitches and maybe skipping the short rows. :P I’ll have to do the second largest size sleeve.
121 gms left for sleeves.
74.5 gms left at end of January.
13 gms left total