....... that's what I did when knitting this jumper.
This is the 1st time that I have done so much changes & ripping & re-knitting on any project.
I have been resisting Lynette's (daughter #1) request for a jumper for a some time as I know that it will be impossible to find the perfect pattern. Plus she wanted a black jumper & I would not dream of using black. Anyway, I just ignored her until she went through my stash & found the yarn that she liked (although not black). At last, I agreed as I will be knitting from my stash.
We agreed on a simple pattern & I cast on in October last year. It was easy knitting as it's top down. I did some adjustments on the stitch count as the yarn was thinner - it's Morris & Sons, Empire 4 ply merino which I bought on a trip to Melbourne. I love the color but I will not buy or use this yarn again as the quality is very bad. There are many knots in each ball & parts of the yarn are badly spun.
Well, back to the knitting. As I knitted, Lynette was always around to check on the progress & add in her requests - more room in the sleeves & body.... longer sleeves & body ..... no ribbing, please. At one stage, I just put away the knitting for a few weeks so that I can take a break from all the re-working of the stitch count.
Then in January, I picked it up again (new year's resolution to finish wips) to work on the sleeves & to decide on the bands around the body & the sleeves.....
..... basic garter stitch (which will not pull in like ribbing) & I am so glad that it looks nice.
Then the issue of the neckline. I tried garter stitch but it did not look good, I tried a few rows of purl stitches & it curled & in the end, I tried i-cord bind off & it worked.
I am so glad that it's off the needle & Lynette is happy with the size (I think it's big for her but then she likes loose clothing & never wears anything with a collar, except her school uniform).
I got her to put it on so that I can take photos & then she said that she does not like the color !
I think I may be wearing this jumper for winter ......