Sweater Fail, Pillow Success
They say that when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade. Well, I’ve decided to apply that to knitting… When knitting hands you a failed sweater, make a pillow! Ok, I know that doesn’t sound quite as catchy but it works. Don’t just throw your failed projects away, or let them sit in a bin as if you’ll ever go back and fix them. You won’t. My Aidez sweater I was knitting for our knit-along turned into an epic fail on my part. I don’t really know where my brain was when knitting but it had a multitude of errors not limited to:
- a wrong way crossing cable on the back
– Being off 5+ stitches between the two sleeves
– topped off by making two left fronts instead of one left and one right
From there I just couldn’t recover so I frogged a bit to square off the pieces and made a pillow!
I am, on the other hand, very happy with the yarn choice. I used Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash and it knit up nicer than I expected it to, quite frankly. I have plenty left over for our next Knit-along project!