Well, probably. I'm PROBABLY knitting a sweater that won't fit me.
I'm finally using the Brooklyn Tweed Shelter that I bought a few years ago. I had picked a pattern and very dutifully made several gauge swatches, washed them, dried them, and measured them. I picked the needle size that was supposed to give me the correct gauge, and....
that swatch lied!!! I started over and decided that I didn't even like the pattern. And it had short rows and that put me over the edge. Why struggle to work on something that I wouldn't even want to wear when I presumably finished it?
Over the years, I've considered one pattern, then another, then another, and finally found this:
It's The Weekender by Andrea Mowry and it's probably a quick knit (size 8 needles, worsted weight Shelter), and because it's boxy, it should fit. Someone.
I didn't knit a gauge swatch because a. they lie, and b. I didn't want to.
SO, my working theory is that it WILL fit someone, if not me, then one of my daughters or one of my granddaughters.
And the yarn will stop nagging at me from the yarn closet.