Saturday, February 28, 2009

DNR

Every knitter at one point in time is tempted by a specific knit.
It was a cover knit...there was something about it. The diminishing rib pattern that shaped the garment...so clever.
A perfect shape for me...in at the waist...A-line bottom. The perfect spring sweater for me!
A beautiful colour...spring like...so bright and cheerful.
What a blur. It was all a blur.

Of course the whole time my inner knitter spoke to me.
I ignored it.

What about that no closure front? Really? Is that going to work for you?
Oh all that stocking stitch...and that ribbing...you will dread knitting it after a while.
Positive ease. Seriously. You are going to knit a sweater for yourself in positive ease?
Stop. Stop knitting now.

People, I have said it before...listen to your inner knitter.

DRC progress

DNR.
Thankfully, this knit has signed a donor card. All yarn from this sweater will be transplanted...quickly, before it is too late.

Oh...what about the finished photos. They are coming...along with my thoughts on the sweater and how you can avoid these problems...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh do tell - I cast on for this cardigan last night. I hope there aren't fatal flaws.

I was liking the idea of no front closure and some positive ease. Am I mistaken?

thanks for sharing all you have figured out about this one.

peacockchic said...

oh man that is horrible. I have only had one fatally flawed knit and it was infuriating. But at least you are cutting it loose with plans for something better.

But laying on the floor in that photo it looks good. Can't wait to see the full review

Karen said...

Hey, I bought that magazine. Only to look at the pretty pictures, though. Not to actually knit anything.

Trisha said...

Oh, what a bummer! I am interested on seeing it on you, because it looks so pretty laying there.

I just knit my first sweater and it went so well. I would be so disappointed to spend all that time and then have it not turn out. I am sure it is bound to happen in my future, but I am not looking forward to it.

Salihan said...

I'm interested in seeing the cardigan on you too and also the full review. I feel your pain though! Must be awful but dang woman, you knitted that up fast! 0_0

jules said...

Thank you for you sacrifice, so that others may learn from you. I'm on the plus side and busty to boot but I love that sweater and I was wondering if I'd be able to make it work. I'm very interested to hear what you have to say about it. Gorgeous color, btw.

craftyland said...

I wanted to knit this from the first time I saw it. I'm glad I read this post. I will be putting that in the DNK (do no knit) pile. =)

Brenda said...

That was a teaser. Can we see modelled shots before transplant?