too long or too short

I’ve been plugging away at the long swaths of stockinette on sassymetrical (actually they aren’t that bad, I’m just not cut out for vast amounts of anything it seems) by working on it while at knit night or watching tv.  I’m on my 4th ball of yarn so I think I’m in the home stretch (I’m either going to need 4 or 5 balls).  But now I’m at the dangerous point where I want to be done and am loosing perspective on what the right length should be in the body.  This happened to me with my February Lady Sweater, I even cast-off the sleeves, only to go back and add about an inch to each sleeve.  How did knitters get stereotyped as patient?  Surely, I’m not the only one who has this issue (I don’t have a sweater similar in style, weight and cut, otherwise I’d just measure it).

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So, tell me what you think, how much longer should the body be?  I think it hits at the smallest part of my waist right now.  I’ve checked out the projects in Ravelry and some are quite cropped and others were knit to fall a few inches below the waist.  I think I do want this to be on the shorter side, but not ultra cropped.  The sleeve stitches are on holders too, but I’ll figure that out when I get to them (or come asking y’all again).

January 20, 2010. Tags: , . Knitting, Problems. 4 comments.