(Yeah, I don't know many, secretly this post is for me.... it might be a nice resource though.)
I am planning on starting a sweater this spring or summer. Currently, I take around a women's XL in most shirts. However, I'm trying to lose weight, and going to the gym/eating better, so by the time it would be sweater weather again (next fall/winter), I *hope* to have lost a size or two...then again, I also hope to be pregnant by that time, so that adds another complication...
So I am assuming there are other of us who's weight fluctuates. Knitting a sweater takes a lot of time and money, so do you usually knit at the size you're currently at, even though you are trying really hard to lose weight, or do you knit it at the smaller size hoping that you'll be able to fit into it by then?
On the one hand, knitting it at a smaller size might motivate some people to lose the weight (I'm not one of those people however...), but on the other hand, if you didn't lose the weight, the sweater would be a constant reminder of that... But then if you knit it at the size you are now, and then lost a bunch of weight before you had a chance to wear it, that would be totally annoying too, unless you like really baggy clothes...(I like stuff that fits. Not too tight, or too loose)
So could you knit a sweater on the larger side to be safe, and then if you lose weight, is there some relatively easy way to rip some of it out to make it fit better? Or would it be easier to add stitches to a smaller sweater to make it fit? Or is it a case of once it's knit, it's knit and you can't change the size?
What do you all do in this situation?