I’m super happy with how my top is going, what I’ve done so far is looks neat.
It’s going to be too small.
I have wet blocked prior to joining front and back and everything is the size as per pattern but its going to be too snug, I made the size that should fit me but I should have selected the larger size (which I thought would be far too big).
Anyhow, I think there must be a way to fix this if I could get a bit of help on it please?
Here’s the top so far
I have flat seamed the shoulders, not too badly.
I have not yet joined side seams.
My thought is to add a garter panel to each side.
I’d like an extra 2 inches each side at the bottom but just 1 extra inch each side at the under arm.
Based on my gauge I’d need:
10 stitches each side at the bottom
5 stitches each side at the under arm.
Is it possible to knit into the selvedge on each side so that i am adding width and seaming at the same time?
Would it be neat?
How do I do that?
How or where would I reduce stitches to reduce from 10 at the bottom to 5 at the top, k2tog every inch or so between waist area and the under arm??
Length from bottom to under arm is 16" but I wouldn’t mind changing this to 15" to make the arm hole a little bigger.
I’d like about 8" from bottom to waist with the 2" or 10 stitch increase each side. So 7 or 8 inches where the stitch count would gradually decrease up to the arm hole.
I’m having ideas but have no idea how to execute them.
I love this top so far and I’m so please with myself for how much I have learned and achieved it would be a shame if I couldn’t wear it.