This is my Sylvine cardigan. I knit it up in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the saffron colorway and I absolutely loved the yoke detail with the chevron lace. This sweater immediately sang to me when I started it. Top down, like I enjoy, and plenty of detail to keep me interested.
I hesitated around the stockinette edgings, fearing they would curl too much. Others had the same thoughts and opted for moss stitch button bands and neck bands. I should have done the same, but decided to follow the pattern to a T, in spite of my reservations.
And I hate the finished product. It’s ill fitting. It’s uncomfortable. The sleeves are tight. The body is too long. It is meant to be knit with negative ease, and boy, is that true. The edgings curl, like I thought they would, despite some serious blocking sessions.
It has to be frogged. I can’t let this sweater sit, never quite finished (I didn’t waste my time putting buttons on, though I did buy some), with that gorgeous saffron tosh just crying out to be shown off. I have never frogged a sweater that was completely finished and BO.
Looking for advice. Hard, easy? Should I just unravel and knit a new project as I am unraveling. Please help!