Shoulda made a scarf
This alpaca baby sweater will be the end of me, I swear.
I knit all the pieces and start to put in the sleeves, and get this:
The sleeves seem to be too narrow. They're 8 inches around, so they'll probably fit, but it LOOKS bad. Maybe it's just that the body is too wide. In either case, I am far from crazy about how it looks. Maybe all sweaters look like this; I don't know. Then there's that bunching at the top. I can never seem to avoid it, no matter how carefully I seam. Advice?
I really should frog out the sleeves and/or the body and redo it, and if it were anything but alpaca, I would, but this yarn hates being frogged.
I like the neckline and the hood, though. I might use them again. The split neckline I figured out myself, and the hood was straight from Robin Hood, except I grafted the top rather than seaming.
I'd just like very much to be happy with this sweater. Maybe I should suck it up and go out and get another skein and redo the sleeves. Or just frog very, very carefully and redo the sleeves. What would you do? Am I imagining the defects, or what?