Well, the Mythos cardigan has a few problems. I found out that I had managed to screw of the shaping of the right side when I knit it, so I tinked back and reknit that after I finished the left front. I was excited – I only had the back left side to finish.
Well, that is, til I realized that the entire right side of the sweater body is too long by 6 stitches. Argh. The sweater has been in time out for a couple of days. It was just too painful to think of ripping out, and I needed to consider my options. This is lace-weight yarn on size 3 needles. I’ve already reknit the front once. So, what are the options?
- Do nothing. Not an attractive option – the grafting of the back will not work.
- Increase 3 stitches on the left back that I have yet to knit, and add 3 stitches to the right side. The back will match, but what about the sides – they will be uneven.
- Blocking. This is laceweight yarn, it will stretch, and this is only 6 stitches out of 90. This will help some. What else?
- Seam “management”. I can also ever-so-slightly pull up the seam to match the other side in length. This will make sure that the side are equal as well.
- That leaves the front – which I’m hoping will just drape beautifully and show off the gorgeous colorway.
Any other ideas?
May the knitting force be with me as I go onward!