I did, however, finish my sweater. It is less bag-like than the first edition, and lighter. Check out the inaugural wearage:
|Of course I didn't just roll out of bed and throw this on without showering, why on earth would you think that?|
One issue I have that's not really pattern specific, but more a complaint about the stitch pattern in general, is that it's not symmetrical. This always happens to me when I have some holes created going into a knit stitch and others created going into a purl. Is this a common issue? There was a note on the pattern for this hat (which I swear I'm following up on it's janky sagginess and all of your suggestions were invaluable) that said these types of yarn overs "should even out with blocking". I even went though and tried to adjust each of the smaller ones after wetting it but before blocking. I achieved soaking my lap and not much else.
|Right side /= left side...oh well.|
It's a square knitting in the round (phrasing?), increases over every quarter. And it went so fast in the beginning! But then the increases. It's a little depressing that each round takes longer than the last. I keep looking at the pattern and thinking, "Oh, I'm halfway done! Except the last fifth of the rounds have stitch counts in the 600s. So...maybe a quarter of the way done. Oh."
It's hard to get a feel for what it looks like.
Since I'm using circular needles that are way too small and make it look like a ball of fabric.
Time to invest in some big ass needles!