Those of you who watch the podcast know that I’ve completed my Ebba Pullover–yes!–pictures coming as soon as the sun comes out 🙂 And this finished object has inspired me to look back at my past sweaters . . . to see if they can be salvaged, despite some minor flaws.
Exhibit A: my 2nd sweater, made just by using a gauge swatch and a mash-up of pattern elements. It’s knit in KnitPicks Capra (a cashmere blend); I made this back in 2014.
What I love:
- it’s warmth
- the color
- the collar
What I need to fix:
- it’s length
- a couple of mysterious holes
Here are a couple of quick pictures of the holes–I believe them to be simple snags, as I put the sweater in a sealed bag and no critters appeared . . .
Luckily for me, Melissa of 2014 saved an extra ball of Capra; so, my plan is to fix the holes AND snip a stitch, separating the bottom from the middle of the sweater. Carol Feller’s Sweater Surgery Craftsy class to the rescue! Plus, I just saw Patricia of Knitography do this to her sweater. I’m feeling some confidence! That way, I can knit a few extra rows and graft the sweater back together. Both fixes will make it infinitely more wearable and I am looking forward to that! This poor baby has been languishing in the closet for too long!
I’ll let you all know how it works out . . . and maybe make a video about the process for anyone else who needs a little sweater surgery!