A few weeks ago I told you all about the problems I was having with getting the correct tension for a knitting project. In short I had multiple attempts at making a jumper, undoing it, and redoing new tensions squares. The full story can be found here.
I did check measure, and thought the measurements were a little snug - but then I thought maybe as this was an Italian cardigan blazer, that it might just be a little more form fitting than some cardigan jackets. So I kept going. I completed the back. I remeasured. It seemed snug.
Then the light bulbs went on. It seemed snug because IT WAS SNUG. TOO SNUG. FAR FAR TOO SNUG.
And the reason was simple. The reason was ME. I had forgotten to change the needles to the larger size once I had finished the hem portion.
Such a simple thing. I can only put it down to having a lot on my mind at the moment.
So, I undid the lot. And started again:
And this time, I have remembered to change the needles to the larger size after completing the hem strip.
For those of you that are interested, this is what I want to make:
Now I have gone through the pain of undoing everything and starting again, I am now enthusiastically looking forward to one day having this knitted cardigan blazer.