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  1. josiekitten
    josiekitten September 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm |

    Oh no! Bummer! Your sister will be happy anyway! Lovely to see Mewsley too!

  2. Dianne Neale
    Dianne Neale September 12, 2011 at 10:32 am |

    Oh no what a shame. It’s a lovely cardigan, and I think the shape and colour are good for you. I wish I was your sister, although it probably would be no good for me either, as I’m a bit lacking in the chest department too!

  3. Fluzz
    Fluzz September 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm |

    I dunno, I think it looks very professional on you! I had to really think to spot the lose fabric too.

  4. Charlotte
    Charlotte September 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm |

    I have to say it looks really nice, the color is lovely, but it is a shame that you are disapointed with the outcome given all the hard work that went into creating it.

  5. Kathy
    Kathy September 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm |

    I wish I was your sister and I am NOT lacking in the chest department!!!
    It is absolutely gorgeous and I think you are being super harsh and critical to yourself.
    I can sympathize that it is annoying when you spend a lot of time on a project and are not 100% happy with the outcome.
    Onwards and upwards, – can’t wait to hear what is next on your needles!

  6. JulesM
    JulesM September 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm |

    Aack! So sorry to hear the outcome isn’t what you would have liked. I did throw my Summer Tweed tank in the dryer and I think it tightened up the fabric a bit (but you may want to throw a swatch in first??). But if you decide not to tinker with it, I know your sis would be thrilled to have it! I hear you on the deep v-necks. Crew necks, boat necks and such look better on me since I’m not working with a lot on top–and conversely, these styles tend not to flatter the well endowed (according to Trinny and Susannah!). Like Kathy, I can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

  7. Kim B
    Kim B September 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm |

    Looking at the back yes you can see it right under the arms but I don’t think it looks bad at all. I think it suits you very nicely and looks almost like one of those fitted jackets. 🙂

  8. Susan
    Susan September 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

    So, your post encouraged me to get out Grace, a sweater I’d knitted a couple of years ago but never sewed up, primarily because I was afraid it would be too big and just didn’t want to face it. Sure enough, it’s lovely and too big, but it is now finished and no longer languishing in the closet. I shall gift it, just as you mentioned, and hopefully someone will be very happy to get it!

  9. Carol Hobin
    Carol Hobin May 2, 2012 at 7:06 am |

    Have you ever thought about knitting top down garments? I have been knitting for years and always ended up with the same problem you have with Kim Hargreaves patterns. Once I had decided which pattern to do I spent endless hours deciding which size, how long the body, the sleeves etc and I was never ‘over the moon’ with my creations, then I discovered top down knitting and because you can try on and adjust as you go it takes the guess work out of measuring. Another massive plus for me was no sewing up! I wish I’d knitted this way years ago. A lot of the top designers don’t write patterns that way yet but if we suggested it to them you never know.
    Kind regards, Carol

  10. catherine collings
    catherine collings December 18, 2013 at 9:33 pm |

    I had exactly the same problem with this pattern! I try to wear it but it’s really no good :o(

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