Sunday, July 29, 2007

Tunic trouble

I feel like maybe I'm just not destined to make that tunic. I got a few more rows into it, and I realized that it's coming out too small and I'm going to have to frog it.

I checked my gauge a whole bunch of times before I started. I tried a lot of different hook sizes. The closest I got seemed to be with a J hook (instead of an I hook), but now I don't know if I'd need an L or M; I had tried testing my gauge with both before, and it had seemed too big. *sigh* Too much work and nothing to show for it (except about 8 rows of too-small tunic, which I will be frogging--not right away, though; it's too depressing).

5 comments:

Deneen said...

It looked way too wide when I was making mine, I kept doing it and it worked out fine. The sizing is maybe a bit on the small size for measurements (I usually need a Medium in tanks now and this one I needed the large.

Alexis said...

Unfortunately, it's my stitches that are too small. :( I guess my gauge swatches were incorrect somehow. Arghhh. I don't think I'm going to give up, though--I really want to make this thing! :)

April said...

Aw, that really sucks Alexis. I hope you're able to figure something out. What color are you making it in?

Alexis said...

I'm making it in pale yellow, pretty similar to the color on the Lion site--but I'm using Lily Sugar 'N Cream (which may be part of the reason my gauge has been so far off?). I'm trying to make it slightly shorter, since I'm sure I'm shorter than the model (!); and I'm not gonna do the pockets. :)

V. said...

That seriously bites - :(
~V
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