Last Saturday I started on a new design. Let me say, it did not work out as per my original vision. I didn’t realize this until yesterday when I went to split the front and back. 500 yards into the project I discovered that I needed to REDO how the eyelets are done on the flat section and that I possibly cast-on entirely too many sleeve stitches because the 50″ body is swimming on me and I don’t really want the sleeves to reach my elbows. I wanted it to be oversized, with 5″-10″ of positive ease; so 50″ would put me in the 7″ over full bust measurement range.
Now my “PlumBody to Love” AKA I-didn’t-want-to-get-dressed-today-but-here-we-are is in time out until I can figure out exactly what I’m going to do with it. The idea of ripping out 10 inches (oh and I made it too short by an inch) and picking up 250 stitches makes me twitchy right now. And its Mother’s Day, “my day”. I plan on keeping the fold-over hem intact because that is the only thing that HAS worked out as planned!
My redo will include a lace panel up the front center of the body, which will only make the lace on the knit side of the flat section. Or perhaps an off-center lace panel that will not be effected by the neckline and run un-interrupted to the shoulder seam. Travel diagonally? I have given myself 24 hours to decide.
In the mean time, I have picked up my Round Yoke “Cute Fight” sweater. I’m about to divide off the sleeves. This sweater will never be a pattern unfortunately; I’m winging it and haven’t taken very accurate notes. But it will be a killer sweater that I will wear once fall rolls around.