Can you say RIIIIIPPPPP? It's not as bad as I thought it would be. Only had to rip out 25 rounds. Only. When I swatch, I usually don't bother with row gauge because I always adjust the pattern to fit my long torso. I was expecting to do the same with this sweater. What I didn't account for was the shortness of the yoke. Turns out I need more length up there too. I love knitting from the top down just for this reason. Once the yoke was finished I just held it up against myself, saw that it fell more or less where it was supposed to, merrily divided for the arms and kept knitting the body. I tried it on earlier this evening and noticed that although the width of the sweater was good (thank you knitting Karma), the arm holes felt tight. Naturally I ignored this and knit another 11 rounds. I had arrived at the spot in the pattern that calls for increases, presumably to adjust for the hips. HA I wasn't over my chest yet! And the folly of my actions sank in. Almost a full ball of yarn ripped back and re-wound. Picking up those 300+ stitches was a joy, let me tell you! Thank goodness Lett Lopi is grippy. That is so a real word.
So apparently I like a bit of adventure with my sweaters. I'm back on track. Let's see how long that lasts. Feel free to smirk in my general direction.