Wednesday, 2 February 2011


I have decided that I must finish my Wip's before I start anymore new knits. This may change because I have fallen at the first hurdle.

I started an Evie cardigan by Kim Hargreaves many months ago but got distracted by shiny things. This has been first on my list of things to finish. I have had a stinking cold this week so it has been perfect for knitting because it is mainly stocking stitch with very little thought. Easy you may think. Nothing can go wrong there. Except that I used the wrong size needles. How did that happen. I finished the back and started on the pocket linings. I couldn't understand why they seemed to be knitted in a 3mm when I had knitted the back in 2.75mm. Everything is meant to be knitted in 3mm.

I don't know what to do now. Should I frog it and start again or should I knit the whole thing on smaller needles? Any suggestions would be welcome.


  1. Oh, you'd need to check the gauge and see if the whole thing sewed up would still fit you. If yes, then I'd say go ahead and finish it on 2.75mms.

  2. Ugh. I feel your pain. What Siga said sounds right!

  3. I agree with Siga. It's always better to frog than to knit something that doesn't fit you correctly, as I've learned the hard way a couple of times.

    I'm having trouble staying dedicated to actually finishing WIPs too...

  4. Thanks Siga, Roobeedoo and AC. I checked the gauge and it is completely out. Boo hoo. I have frogged it now and am starting again. I will hopefully finish this sometime!

  5. eeeek! I wouldn't know what to think or do, I'm useless with mistakes :P Hope it works out for you :)