Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waiting until morning

Saturday I was happily working away at the brown blob. Close to bedtime I looked down and four rows back I somehow switched my pattern and ended up with about four inches of purls on the left side.

I told my husband I'd see how things looked in the morning. His loving response, "What do you mean you'll see how it looks in the morning? It will still be wrong." Sadly he was correct, the sweater was still wrong in the morning. However in the morning I had remembered the whole trick of dropping a stitch down row by row and using a crochet hook to bring it back up the right way. It was annoying, but far less painful than frogging four rows of knitting. Sunday afternoon I finished up the back of the sweater.

I cast on for the right side of the cardigan. Three inches later I remembered that the k1p1 rib includes a knit stitch at the start and end of the row before the k1p1 rib. Thankfully this sweater is going really fast so it was only an hour or so later that I had the second piece set up properly and began working the Shaker Rib.


  1. It is disheartening to find a mistake like that, but it's good that you knew how to fix it. Then, it's a good feeling to have it fixed. Been there done that so many times! I like the brown color of yarn you're using.

  2. I've used that trick with a crochet hook more times than I can remember, much better than frogging a load of knitting :)

  3. My very first sweater was shaker rib! Yours looks great. My husband always tells me he'd ignore the mistakes; he wouldn't have the patience to rip!

  4. I can relate! It looks good now. :)

  5. I will have to look up the crochet hook trick. So far all I know how to do is frog. Thankfully I have only had 1 1/2 rows at most.

    1. I love the crochet hook trick especially when I accidently put a purl where a knit should be or vice versa. You'll drop one stitch at a time (I have been brave and dropped 3-4, but that's harder) down to the row before the mistake. Depending on the yarn you might want to use the hook to drop that stitch down. This will leave you with bars of yarn for every row you dropped. You then use the hook to pull the stitch back up. (Depending on if you pull the stitch through the front or back of the loop the new stitch will be a purl or knit.)