Yesterday, I cast off the neck edge for Ellette’s vest, held it up, and groaned. The neck is not drapey – not at all. It rolls and looks heavy and old-lady-ish. Not at all what I had in mind for the birthday vest. I want something flowy and fun and summery.
I stretcehd the neck as much as possible, pulled it in toward the center, stared at it, asked the others in the house what they thought, wondered if I should wait until I see it on Ellette before I make any decision but decided that would sort of ruin the birthday surprise.
The back, at least, turned out exactly the way I wanted it. The diamond lace pattern is gorgeous.
But the front? No way! So, all of you knitters and crafters out there – what are your thoughts? What would you do? Should I steam block and hope the fibers relax? Should I rip it out entirely and do a different stitch pattern? Should I rip back only a few inches and add increases in key areas?
I have 3 days left! HELP!