I expected this sweater to become somewhat big, but not enormous. The width of the bottom part is fine, but the squares seem to stretch in all directions.
After joining the shoulders I could try it on; unfortunately, wearing it is like camping.
Here are my options:
1. Make friends with a giant to give it to. (Asplund and the beanstalk?)
2. Gain a lot of weight. (Which I did after I quit smoking, some 12 kilos/26 pounds. About half of that is gone now - and even though I don't think I need to lose more I definitely don't feel like gaining another 50 pounds.)
3. Felt it gently on purpose to make it shrink. (Possibly having to make friends with one of the seven dwarfs instead.)
I have tried two similar ways to join the shoulders using the three-needle bind-off method. (Both of them different from Isager's instructions.) To the left in the photo above you can see where I added a knit row to the stitches I had picked up, and to the right there is a purl row before the join. I much prefer the purl version and will remake the other one.
The indigo blue shawl I knitted recently has found a new home. Fair trade: I had a shawl I didn't need, and my aunt had a chair (dog not included) she didn't need.