Meet my version of Topsecret from Knitty. I finished it about a year ago. This knit has lots of things in its favor: it's comfortable, soft, and in colors that go with everthing in my wardrobe. I want to wear this sweater more often, however, it is simply too darn big. Look:
In spite of the dark picture, I'm sure that you can see what I'm talking about.
Thanks to an article in Knitty by Theresa, I knew just what to do to fix it. First I slipped my needle along a row of stitches:
Next, I clipped and unraveled the yarn up to that point. The Lion Brand Homespun was a little difficult to rip back, but eventually, I had a workable row on my needles.
Then I bound off the row.
I love my sweater again! Do you notice how the slightly cropped body contrasts with the swingy sleeves? That was an unexpected result. I'm so happy with this look that I think I'll leave the sleeves as they are, instead of shortening them. What do you think?