Friday, I was sure my Ombre would be finished by Saturday. Saturday I thought I would finish it Sunday.
And Sunday?? Well, enought to say 'not yet'.
The sleeves keep shrinking. Truly. This is a top-down sweater and, as advised by all and sundry to do with top-down construction, I have been trying it on. Several 'try-ons' ago the first sleeve was the perfect length. I cast off. Then it shrank.
By the time I noticed the shrinkage, sleeve number two was underway. Forewarned, I knit the second sleeve for an additional two inches - trying it on to make sure that extra length gave me what I wanted. It did. Perfect. I cast off and ripped back sleeve number one to lengthen it.
This morning, after taking photos of the 'not yet' state of the sweater, I tried it on once more. Dang. The finished sleeve shrunk. It could use another two inches still.
The 'not yet' description is the mild one I chose. The other was, in some circles, perhaps printable - but not on a knitting blog.
Is the sweater hanging evenly on you when you try it on? A shift of the center to the left or right could be causing your sleeve migration.
unless you're like me and constantly pushing your sleeves up nayway...
I had this exact same problem with fingers on knitted gloves over the summer...2 pairs x 10 fingers...anyway, I feel your pain but that is going to be one great sweater when its finally done!
I thought the knitting fairies were supposed to help not hinder.
The yarn loves you. It doesn't want to let you go.
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