Friday, February 24, 2006

Dreams of Gold

First, I'd like to thank Melissa and for the Spiders for all their help. I read Melissa's response to my quandry, and I think that gauge may very well might be the problem. I'm getting 21 stitches for 10 cm, where the pattern is getting 18 rows for 21cms. Also, it looks like I somehow botched the pattern and did only 18 rows at the sleeve cap there - which explains why it looks more like 4" than the 8" that it probably should be.

The armhole on both sides is fine, but I think that's because it says specifically to knit it for 22 cms. It does, indeed look as though i have a decent amount of work to do. In fact, I think what I'm going to do is try to make my own sleeve. i'll cast on the amount that they want me to cast on, but I'm going to look at Knitty's tutorial and Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns (I knew there was a good reason I got that book!) to see if they can give me some guidance. I'm not really sure where to just drop in rows...this seems kinda tricky.

This setback could cost me the medal...

1 comment:

Melissa said...

glad i could help! yeah, i guess just dropping in rows can be a little shady.

you still have 2 days, you can do it! the race isn't over til it's over!