How far would you go to rescue a project?
Would you cut off the bottom of a too-long sweater? I'll bet many of you might. I certainly have cut off too-long sleeves and knit ribbings down to the desired length. But what if your ribbing looked this good? It's a perfect tubular cast-on, after many attempts. Would you cut your sweater and then graft the ribbing back on to the current length?
But what if the sweater isn't just too long? What if the sweater is also too big around the yoke? And the armscyes are too deep? Would you rip out the sweater from the top, thus shortening the sweater and fixing the raglan decreases so that the yoke fits better?
I bet many of you would, and I would too. I rip and modify to fit and flatter all the time. But what if the yoke looked like this?
I think if I rip out the sweater to about two or three inches below where I join the sleeves to the body, eliminate a few increases and follow the instructions for the small, the yoke will fit much better. Plus, eliminating the increases will shorten the length overall, thus I might not have to cut off the bottom.
I think it might be salvageable. But for now, I just can't bring myself to tear all this out.