Sweater Fail, Pillow Success

November 29, 2012 7 Comments

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! It's still not without errors, but truth be told - I might get more use out of this pillow than the sweater! 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!



7 Responses

mamacravings
mamacravings

September 26, 2016

Gasp! I ADORE this!

Sarah
Sarah

September 26, 2016

That is SUCH a good idea. So many half-finished sweaters I have laying around that I can’t bear to frog but will never become what they were meant to be! Lovely pillow!

mindyaltermatt
mindyaltermatt

September 26, 2016

I love this! I’m in the process of knitting my first sweater and now I know that if things go awry there’s a wonderful alternative :-)

Betsy
Betsy

September 26, 2016

btw, Have you heard of pregnancy brain? I’d go with that for an excuse…

Betsy
Betsy

September 26, 2016

If only my failures looked like this! :)

maiknits2
maiknits2

September 26, 2016

Not a fail at all! Turned into a lovely home decor. You should see my failed ones….at one point I never liked checking gauge :-))

Karla
Karla

September 26, 2016

Nice lemonade!! I read your first comment and smiled, then once I got down to the picture, I gasped! LOVE the pillow! Great idea and great job! I wouldn’t consider this a failure AT ALL!!!

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