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Now what do I do?

I think I was "out of sorts" last night because I got myself into a knitting-related pickle that I now kinda regret.
I took apart this sweater (cozy Tagliatelli) because while I love the yarn, I never was very happy with the sweater.  It was shapeless and too tight in the armsyce and just not right. 
I meant to just remove the collar to see what I could do to merely modify it, but the yarn is slippery and it started to unravel and by midnight all that was left knit-up was a sleeve and a half and I wished I hadn't done that.
But this morning I see opportunity.  Here are my ideas:
1. Top down raglan with a split neck.  I'm not sure if a seamless sweater with merino ribbon is a good idea though--I think it might just stretch to my feet (infinity and beyond).  But it would be comfy and cozy.  A new and improved version of the original (if it doesn't stretch).  I would use EZ's "pattern" for this one.  But it would look a bit like this (no ribbing though).


2. A Linden-like jacket--the yarn is very drapey and a Linden shape without the cable would be interesting    IT is in my queue already, but with this yarn it's a different knit (at least in my mind).  I don't think I have enough yarn to do the cable so would probably do a ribbed edge, or even a rolled edge.
3. Martha cardi. I've tried on Kim's and while it look a bit unique, it looked great on me.  I would need to adjust the gauge, but it appears to be blocks that are sewn together so it wouldn't be too hard.  Again, drapey which favours the yarn.
4. Lara is a favourite in my sweater pile and something with the same construction--sleeve to sleeve, all one piece, would be perfect.  I would need to change the gauge and I don't want to do all that math.  Does anyone know of a bulky version of the same sweater?  Or perhaps I get out my calculator...
Any other suggestions?  The yarn is a bulky merino ribbon and I would need something that works up to 3.25 sts to the inch or less because I have limited and slightly unknown yarn.


i think it maybe a cross between the martha cardi and lara i like the look of them both, but again it's up too you i like the martha cardi the best out of the two though, it's a nice shaping.

I vote for the Martha! I think that look would compliment you and the yarn perfectly. :-D

What about Salt Peanuts - a long-time favourite of mine that was designed for merino ribbon. The pattern used to be on the Interweave site, but I also have the mag. I'm always on the lookout for the perfect replacement for bergamo.

How about Cari Luna's Trilce? I love mine to bits, and it'd be easy to customize. It's knitted from the bottom up, but if you weren't sure about yarn amounts it would work just as well from the top down.

Louisa Harding's Ovingham out of "Louisa Harding Winter Muse Landscapes" uses bulky ribbon yarn (Thalia-not a merino ribbon). A couple of other patterns in the book also use a bulky ribbon. One note: not all patterns from the book are on Ravelry. Good luck.

Oh, ripping out finished knits dangerous but fun too (and liberating I think)! I once had a blue sky alpacas shell that I knit but which never worked for me. After a year+ of sitting around I finally ripped the whole thing out. Ultimately the yarn was reused in a baby blanket. Good luck.

What about Sonnet at Knitty - You pick the yarn and do the math based on your gauge.

What about Kite from the same book? My only problem is you cant see the back of that sweater, and I think it might need some work. I have a bag looking to become Megan from Wayfarers. Another nice simply shaped cardigan.

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