I’m making the kyoto pullover from knitty:
It’s my first sweater, and I’m afraid of messing it up at this point. It’s knit in multiple sections; the sash part at the waist is pretty much finished - I’m ready to switch to the contrast color and bind off. When I measured it, it’s bigger around than it ‘should’ be, based on the guage swatch. I don’t want the top of it to be too big, and fall off the shoulders, so I was wondering if I should try decreasing a little of the sash before I bind it off, and then make the top a little smaller. If I decrease, how do I do it and keep the double moss stitch pattern?
If I make the top pieces a little smaller, what’s the best way to do it? Go down a needle size but keep using the same size of the pattern? Switch to a smaller size of the pattern?
Is it going to be possible to bring this thing together and have it look ok, do you think? It feels like I spent forever on that sash part, and I hate to think about redoing it, but I don’t want to end up with something that looks like I made it at Arts and Crafts at summer camp, either.
I’d really appreciate some advice!!