It’s too wide. The stupid part is, I did swatch and have never been so perfectly on stitch and row gauge; I just chose the wrong size to knit. I’m always so scared stuff is going to be too small. Anyway, this is a rush rush project, and I don’t have time to start over. I’ve already done 15" (in 2 days!) and I don’t want to unravel.
So what I want to do is cut away about 2-3 inches off the sides of the knitting. I want to do it now cuz if I do something terrible and have to start over, I still have enough of this yarn left to do it in a smaller size. I hope this doesn’t happen.
I don’t have a sewing machine. But I was reading the Eunny Jang article in Winter IK on steeks and it looks like the crochet method of reinforcing the stitches will be enough since this is 100% non-superwash wool. It’s Cascade Ecological Wool.
From people who have done this before, would it be okay if I just cut off the entire 2-3 inches off of one side of the knitting? Or should I divide that and do, say 1 1/2 inches off each side?
Also, do you guys know of any other picture tutorial for doing steeks, particularly with the crochet method of reinforcing? I’ve looked through Ingrid’s tutorial (thanks, Ingrid).
I’m just a little scared.