You may have noticed a finished sweater in last week’s mosaic. And you may have noticed that said sweater was being modeled by Hannah, even though the intended recipient of said sweater (the Spartan Pullover from Interweave Knits Fall 2006) from was Dale.
That would be because the sweater was too small for him. Sigh.
I knit a gauge swatch and I checked it and knit what I thought would be the correct size. I made one fatal error, however, I did not wash my gauge swatch. Apparently Berroco Peruvia does not bloom when it is washed. Either that or Dale grew an inch taller and gained 20 lbs. Yeah, let’s go with that.
At first I was quite heartbroken about the situation. I contemplated ripping the sweater apart but it was seamed and blocked and done and I just didn’t have the heart to start over. Then I thought about giving it to Dale’s brother, Randy, but I wasn’t convinced it would fit him either. And then, in a moment of inspiration, I told Hannah to put it on.
And it was adorable on her.
It’s big and roomy in a boyfriend-sweater sort of way.
She thinks it will be perfect for knocking around campus.
And I’m just happy that someone I love will be wearing a sweater I knit.
Even if it is the wrong person.