I was making excellent progress on my second sweater design. I am designing this garment for a special event later on this year. I have a generous test knitter, who is just one step behind me. I made it all the way to the sleeves. At this point I needed to check my math again to figure out sleeve decreases. Checking my math meant checking my gauge. Checking my gauge I found I was getting 6 stitches to the inch. That just didn't sound right. The pattern says 5.25 stitches to the inch. Huh!?
I got a peek at test knitter's sweater. She is getting specified gauge. It looks great. Mine looked fine too- but certainly a tighter knit. I see no choice but to start again. Here I rip!