I think we are all in agreement that my papaya cardi is a fail. For me. I still like the sweater but not on my body. I should have known that I don’t look good in a swing-type style. Loose and swingy is not me. Tight and ultra fitted isn’t me either. Shaped with a little ease, now that’s me.
Looking back I think that’s the reason I was having such a hard time finishing it. Deep down inside I knew it wasn’t right for me. I knew from the schematic that it wasn’t the right shape but I started it anyway hoping it was more fitted as I knit.
I am looking for a pattern that has more shaping through the waist, not too long and not too short, shawl collar (V-neck), 1-3 buttons to define the waist and can be made with the amount of yarn I have.
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, worsted weight, 10 balls, 110 yds/ball.
I’ve found some that are close to what I want but not quite there. Maybe I should design the thing myself…
In the meantime, do you hear frogs? Rip-it, rip-it, ribbit?