The Green Gable Frog Pond
I did it today, I frogged my Green Gable sweater. It was way too big. I'm with Zonda- my bust measurement is 42, ( I normally knit a 44 to include ease) and I knit the XL. I tried on the sweater many times throughout the process, and was 4 inches past putting the sleeves on waste yarn, but today I decided to finish one of the sleeves (I knit the ribbing) to see if it made any difference in the fit. Looking in the mirror made me face the truth. Rip-it, rip-it. One of the most frustrating parts of this was my gauge was EXACTLY as indicated in the pattern. I have read all of the posts regarding the sizing of the pattern, and my suspicion is that the XL size was extrapolated from a smaller size, something not actually knit and checked for fit. Oh, well. I think I will walk away from this pattern for awhile, I have alot of patterns I want to knit and to restart this one seems a little boring to me. Maybe I will feel differently after the passage of time.