A few years ago I knit this beautiful Aran sweater for my husband. My daughter modeled it for a picture:
It is the Staghorn Aran by Janet Szabo.
The problem is that it’s a few inches too short in the sleeves and body for my husband. My swatches grew when I washed them, so I wasn’t too worried when they seemed short. I followed the length the pattern called for and thought they’d magically grow.
Well they didn’t.
So now, a few years later, I’m emotionally ready to do sweater surgery to lengthen them.
It was very scary to make that first cut.