Because of my
personality hectic schedule, It is pretty rare for me to start and complete a knitting project in a season. When I saw the Huntington Castle Pullover in the Fall 2004 issue of Interweave knits, I was moved to knit it.
I know that a good knitter takes notes, and should be able to report what type of yarn was used, but I didn't. I only know they no longer make the yarn because Miss Tiennie looked for it when she started the sweater with no luck. I can't remember what size I knitted, I think the finished size 36, because that sounds about right, and I'm pretty sure I did a gauge, because I was all about working this pattern "correctly". Last Year Miss Tiennie gave me a notebook to keep my notes in so that I wouldn't have to guess what I did when making socks - because my socks kept coming out different sizes, I used it religiously for about 36 rows, then convinced myself that I would remember. Big mistake, the socks still sit unfinished.
With the Huntington Pullover, I kept pretty good notes on the pattern itself with yellow sticky notes -
Why yes it is as wide as it is long. The fairisle turned out great, the color and texture was exactly what I wanted but I will never wear it because.... Well just look.
I look a bit angry hugh?
I do like the hood, but It could be a bit thinner and smaller all over.
So what to do, what to do.
Should I unravel the whole thing and try again? It would be a good learning experience, but I would hate to get most of the way through it and run out of yarn, knowing that I cannot get more. Or should I just put it in the closet with all my other missteps?
If you would like to see what this sweater should look like, knitted by a real knitter, and not just the pattern cover photo, check out the ones Tiennie did.
I'm undecided. Maybe I should get all new yarn, and start over fresh, and if it works out the way I hope, Unravel this project and make another???
While taking diligent notes of course...