Sweater Fail, Pillow Success

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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!

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  • mamacravings: September 26, 2016

    Gasp! I ADORE this!

  • 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: 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: September 26, 2016

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

  • Betsy: September 26, 2016

    If only my failures looked like this! :)

  • 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: 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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