First Post: A Question of Ease
Hello there! This is my first post to the knitalong... it's so great to have company, isn't it? I'm Jessica, and my blog is Fig and Plum. The yarn I'm using, Beaverslide Worsted Weight in a saturated emerald green, arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to start swatching!
Here's the yarn (the color is hard to photograph, so I fiddled with it in Photoshop a bit to get it close, but it's still not bright enough really):
And here's a horrible shot of the swatch (my first bobbles! They're 3-stitch rather than 5-stitch):
My first query for you is on sizing. My chest measures just about exactly 32.5" (see, we're getting personal right off the bat!), which would mean size S would have 0 ease. That seems tight for a thickish sweater. But the M is 36.5", which seems too loose with 3" of ease. So here are my questions for you:
How much ease are you building into your Forecast?
If I have to go for an "in between" size, is the best thing to do to go up a needle size?
Is there some other easier way of altering the pattern to get a few additional stitches here and there?
Thanks, and looking forward to knitting along!