Desperately Seeking Advice - Sweater

wigbmuscle's picture

I've made this sweater out of the Jane Ellison Menswear - Ansley (photo attached, not mine - but from the pattern). I used Queensland Kathmandu Aran yarn. Well it knitted up fairly well. My issue is that it fits everywhere EXCEPT the arm holes. It is rather tight for the recipient where the arms are attached too the body. I've tried to sew it with some give and it still is too tight. It's really weird - the body is perfect, arm length and overall fit.

I'm afraid that if I rip the whole thing apart the yarn will not hold up too well as I've used this yarn to sew up the sides and arm holes and it's breaking around that area where it is too tight.

I wondering if I should rip it apart and go up one size and adjust the arm length to the appropriate size.

Any thoughts or suggestion...

David

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wigbmuscle's picture

Personally I really like the

Personally I really like the book as it contains all knitted patterns for men. Usually a majority of the pattern books contain minimal patterns for men, which I understand why. I've made a number of items from the book. Not sure what really happened in that area of the raglans. The picture I posted is from the actual book. My sweater looks idential in shape and form. When I look at the photo it appears to be a bit larger or more relaxed fit on the model. I have not "blocked" the sweater - but even with blocking it would be to tight in that area. I think the pattern may run a bit smaller based on chest size to shoulder especially if the individual worksout and may/may not have a broader shoulder measurement. David

sundazzed's picture

David, I just ordered that

David, I just ordered that book because of that pattern. I would like to make that sweater. How does it run...it sounds like it is small for the size..Any suggestions? Bill

wigbmuscle's picture

Thanks for the idea Bill. I

Thanks for the idea Bill. I just order another skein of the yarn. I pretty much finished the sweater with very minimal residual yarn. I really didn't want to knit this over. I think the gusset will work perfectly - Thanks Again David

wigbmuscle's picture

Thanks for the idea Bill. I

Thanks for the idea Bill. I just order another skein of the yarn. I pretty much finished the sweater with very minimal residual yarn. I really didn't want to knit this over. I think the gusset will work perfectly - Thanks Again David

wigbmuscle's picture

Thanks for the idea Bill. I

Thanks for the idea Bill. I just order another skein of the yarn. I pretty much finished the sweater with very minimal residual yarn. I really didn't want to knit this over. I think the gusset will work perfectly - Thanks Again David

Spicemanknit's picture

I think these suggestions are

I think these suggestions are good. It's a shame as your sweater looks fantastic!
John

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great idea, Bill. It's

Great idea, Bill. It's probably the least intrusive method of fixing the problem.

ronhuber's picture

Bill has hit the nail on the

Bill has hit the nail on the head (as usual). Make two triangles out of the same wool, take apart the seams on the body and the sleeve and sew them in. I would make the triangles at least 3 or 4 inches long.

Bill's picture

Ooops...I don't think

Ooops...I don't think triangles will do it...the gussets need to be diamond shaped...

here are some links...
http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/how-to-sew-a-gusset-for-sleeves

http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTripley.html

Bill's picture

You might consider a gusset

You might consider a gusset in the underarm. A diamond shaped piece inserted to give added fabric and ease. Google underarm gusset and you should find info.