Ah, Wednesday - I look forward to the Yarn Along all week!
This week I picked up Mitch Winehouse's Amy from the new books section at the library. I'm about a third of the way through and it's an interesting read, so far, and while it's all very rose-tinted (as you might expect) I admire his honesty about Amy's addiction issues.
I'm not a big autobiography reader but I enjoy reading the stories of people from my generation - all of the different experiences and paths we have taken - I find it interesting.
Well, I promised it last week and I can confirm that my Vinelle cardigan is finally off the needles!
I'd like to tell you that it looks like this:
But unfortunately it looks more like this:
I did all of the decreases as instructed in the pattern and had the corresponding amount of stitches at the right times but...
So what have I done wrong?
I knit a size bigger than I needed but still, that seems an awfully wide neckline and the pattern pictures certainly don't seem to imply an off-the-shoulder look (if it did, I wouldn't have knitted it).
Are my shoulders completely disproportionate to the rest of my body?
Perhaps the EZ percentages used to scale the pattern aren't correct?
I don't know. But I have spent a lot of time on it (and a fair bit of cash on the yarn) so I want to fix it.
So today, dear Knitters, I ask for your help - what would you do? Please don't say you'd frog it!