I feel as if I have been knitting my Audrey in Unst cardigan forever.
I honestly thought it would have been finished in the October holiday, but that came and went and still here I am, plugging away at the sleeves.
I was all set to finish Sleeve One last night when I realised that while the body is extremely fitted (um - negative ease, anyone?) my only concession to using fingering weight yarn instead of the specified sportweight was to pick up more stitches round the sleeve cap than Gudrun suggested. As a result, I have a much wider sleeve than the designer ever intended, and it would take me 71 minus 57 divided by 2 multiplied by 9 rows to get back on track.... pause for the maths... so that's an extra 63 rows before I reach the cuff. If my row gauge is 9 rows to the inch (and it may nor may not be, I am not saying because - gasp! - I have not checked my gauge!?!) that would make my sleeves 7 inches longer than the ones on the pattern.
Now, they are designed to be 3/4 length which I really like but I do have circulatory issues to contend with, so if anything, longer would be better... but 7 inches?
Pause to get a ruler out of my desk drawer.
But please, don't try this at home, folks. Swatch first.
Do not be surprised if the next picture you see on this blog is a photo of some ripped-out yarn...