I finally finished my Campbell and — lo and behold — it’s too big. This seems to be a trend for me. (Remember my Copycat Cardigan?). I don’t know if I have a distorted opinion of my own body or what but I just keep doing this! It doesn’t help that this Campbell was knit in a bulky weight yarn AND the front is double-layered on account of the wrapping. Like the Copycat Cardigan, it’s not terrible, but it’s just not a great fit. Here are some photos:
The sleeves are especially huge.
It’s fine from the back, though.
Anyway, this is quite a bummer. I suppose I’ll still wear it but it’s not going to be the go-to sweater I’d hoped it would be. A couple of other notes:
— Knit with Peruvia Quick on sizes 10.5 and 11 (one of the exceptionally rare times I got gauge with the needles called for — normally I have to drop down at least two needle sizes)
— Contrary to my instinct, I have it wrapped and tied off to the right rather than the left because I needed to cover up (by wrapping the sweater over it) the only mistake in the whole sweater — a small uncrossed cable.
— The cabled band took a long time — it is as long as a cabled scarf, a big project in its own right.
What I’m working on now: my Milk Run Shawl.