It only took me four tries to knit pajamas for my thrift store piggy bank. Improving on earlier attempts, I came up with a rough pattern to follow.
I was halfway through knitting my third try according to this pattern when I decided I didn’t like the cast-on I was using to close up the ear and leg holes. It was too loose and messy looking. So I unraveled everything and knit it one more time using a different cast on, and I finally got results I liked.
I was particularly happy when I realized I could embroider the pajamas after they were stitched onto the pig; that way I could see where I was putting my flowers and how the whole thing would look in the end.
I love how this project came out. Yes, it took multiple ugly attempts before I settled on a yarn and a pattern that did what I wanted, but all that trial and error is part of the reason I’m so satisfied now. If it had worked on the first try, I don’t know that I would appreciate the finished product as much.