I just sent my sister a sweater which I knitted. The problem is, somehow I screwed up on the size and the arms are way too wide and floppy. I really don't have either the heart or the skill to take it all apart and try again so the question is: "Do I cut my loses and tell her to give it to someone with really fat arms?" :-) Or, "What would happen if I turned it inside out, got a sewing machine, ran a seam a few times up the inside of the arms and then cut off the excess?" I know, it sounds horrible to everyone's knitting soul but that is about all I could face doing at this point. Would the whole thing unravel? Isn't that sort of what a steek is about, or at least the principle?
She is talking about a controlled shrink in hot water and dryer etc. However the sweater is knit with two yarns together made of different stuff so the 2 yarns would probably shrink at different rates and make it all pucker?
I know, I am desperately casting about for a solution that does not involve taking the whole thing apart, mainly because I simply know I will never get around to doing that. Any suggestions?
With apologies if my musings shock anyone. I know its wrong and evil.