I’m very pleased with my progress so far. I’m working on the lower backside of things. The tricky part of this step is that my luscious pear shape dictates that my lower end of things is 2 sizes larger than the upper end of things. Let me repeat that… 2 whole freaking sizes larger!!!
I’m going to state the obvious here. Patterns aren’t written that way.
This means I need to customize the pattern by using a greater number of increases for the lower half than originally called for. But, even before that, I need to pick a pattern that will either lend itself well to the pear shape or one that will customize easily. (Ask me how I know this.) With this particular pattern having the cable work on the upper back and front sides only, it’s pretty easy to bump up the number of increases on the sides. An all over lace pattern would be a bit more tricky and likely beyond my abilities at this point.
My math is currently checking out. I’m still inexperienced enough with sweaters that it’s a bit of a worry whether it will actually work properly, but you never know until you try. (Okay, I’ll be brutally honest; I’ve never customized a sweater before. I’m totally diving into the deep end here.) Whether I’m successful or unsuccessful, I will have learned something in the end.
So far, I’ve learned I need to double-check in the morning whatever math I did the night before. Heh!