Saturday, February 14, 2009

setback


Here's my Beech Leaf vest, partially made up. (The right side seam is pinned, not sewn, which is why it is saggy. ) I am happy with everything except about six stitches on each front ....



... can you guess which ones?

The wrapped stitches seem very visible to me, like an arrow pointing to my bust. I guess cotton shows the slight unevenness more than wool. Also my placement ended up a titch high, so the stitches are on the upper curve of my breast; perhaps they would be less noticeable if they were on the underside & somewhat in shadow. The decreases & increases I did for a (very) little waist shaping show a bit, too, but because they are not in such a prominent spot they are less noticeable.

I'm really not sure what to do. I'm afraid that if I leave them like this, I won't like the way the vest looks & I won't wear it. So I'm considering ripping back the top half of each front. It would mean taking out the shoulder seams and about 1/2 inch of the side seams; the knitting itself shouldn't take too long. I could be back at this point in a few days ... though blocking would be pesky.

But look at how nicely it hangs on the side! No pulling up in the front! I really hate the way that looks. So if I take out the bust darts, then maybe I won't wear this because of the way it hangs!

Ideas? Suggestions? Chocolate?

5 comments:

firstofive said...

I really can't see the problem you are talking about, it looks gorgeous to me!

Caroline M said...

It may look different when you're looking down on those stitches but when you're looking directly at them they look just fine. People will be looking at the pattern, not the shaping.

Shan said...

I'm inclined to agree that the shaping won't be noticed as much as you think it does.

HOWEVER I can see why it bugs you...the problem is, there isn't a fix as far as I know. Shaping DOES leave traces, that's all there is to it...

searsportshores said...

Your vest is awesome...don't worry so much about the shaping.
If only OK were closer to ME!

Taueret said...

funny, I can't see the wrapped stitches at all! I hope you end up wearing it, it's lovely.