riiiiipity rip

Well. I was knitting along on my Ultra Alpaca sweater from a few posts ago, and I got up to the underarm – only to realize that while I’d planned the bow spacing correctly, I hadn’t actually knitted it that way. The spacing made it very difficult to work back and forth, which I need to do above the underarm.

While I’m at it, I think I’ll make it into a cardigan – I just don’t wear pullovers very much, and I’ve been feeling overheated really often lately. So, farewell, 15″ of Ultra Alpaca sweater:


At least I can make sure it comes out the way I want, right?



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7 responses to “riiiiipity rip”

  1. honeysuckleblue Avatar

    Arrrrghhhhh! Congrats on your positive attitude :) Good luck with reknit – it’s pretty!

  2. Bonnie Avatar

    I’m so sorry you have to rip! Way to be the boss of your knitting–making sure it’s just the way you want it.

  3. Erin Kate Avatar

    Oh, I am so sorry! You are one brave soul, I certainly would have abandoned the project after that! It will be very lovely when you knit it right. :)

  4. Maryse Avatar

    That’s the whole purpose of knitting it yourself yes!

  5. Tina Avatar

    Really can’t wait to see this when it’s done :)

  6. Brandi Avatar

    Oh yes! Now I don’t feel so bad. I ripped back an entire sweater i had finished worn once and washed because it was too big and not long enough. It would have looked great on someone else but I wanted a sweater lol

  7. Elizabeth Avatar

    I love to hear about knitters “unknitting”. There are plenty of days when I spend more time undoing my knitting than doing it. I think when knitters read about someone who is an expert knitter ripping, it gives them permission to do it too, and not feel guilty or bad about it. It’s just part of the process.

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