Do you ever block a half finished project to see if it will fit you?


#1

I am working on a lovely sweater pattern and I have made a mistake somewhere (I don’t know where or how), but I don’t have the correct stitch count and I think I could fudge it and keep going. But I would need to see if the sweater fits me before proceeding. Right now, it’s so rolled up that I can’t really tell if it will fit me. I really want to just block it and try it on! Do you think I could do this? Or would it totally mess me up even more? What do you all do?


#2

I’ve sometimes slipped the live sts to waste yarn and tried the partially knit sweater on. You can get a good idea of the size even without blocking. That way you avoid any possible problem.
The sweater looks lovely so far. What is the name of the pattern?


#3

I try on hats, socks, and even blankets before they are done. Why not a sweater?


#4

I haven’t knitted any large garments yet myself, but if it were me I’d try it on without blocking. It might be an idea to make a small swatch using that yarn and pattern, if you can and/or haven’t done so already, and block that. Then you might have a better idea of what blocking will do to your jumper when you’re finished, and won’t have the worry of the rest of your knitting not matching!


#5

I usually do patterns that I know will fit me. But every once in a while I use a different yarn. I am a bad girl and don’t do a swatch. I rip it out and redo it. Depending on my mood, if it’s really bad I will chuck it across the room into the garbage can and start over. That depends on how expensive the yarn is, how frustrated I am, and how guilty I feel for being wasteful. Hey, at least I’m honest. Lol


#6

Thanks everyone for answering my question! Just getting to this now…

salmonmac - this is the pattern. It is pretty, isn’t it? <3

So, it sounds like no one has ever tried blocking a half-finished project… Hmm… Maybe I should be the first one to try it! :wink:


#7

Elegant! I love it and look forward to seeing your finished sweater.


#8

I dare you to be the first, sarahpeller! Do it for knitting science XD
That sweater is really nice, I hope everything works out!