Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rats! A Knitting Boo Boo.

I've been knitting happily along on my Shetland Sampler Cardigan, when I looked back and saw this <---(examine photo on left)-- . Somehow I managed to knit two white stitches in a row. Rats. Double rats.







I looked to see if I had somehow dropped a stitch somewhere, but couldn't find it. The rest of the pattern looks just fine.

So what would you do? Frog 3,252 stitches, or individually pull out 20 stitches, one at a time like a ladder, correct it, and then crochet the stitches back in place???

You can see which one I chose to do. :p

15 comments:

Tracy said...

I think the most important part of knitting is learning to fix errors. When I teach people to knit, I knit a piece with a bunch of different errors in it. When the knitter is getting along pretty well with their own stiff, I give it to them to "fix". They hate me at first, and then thank me later on.

Charleen said...

I would have gone with that choice too. That's the wonder of knitting with wool. A little wash and you'll never see it!

It's coming along beautifully!

Valerie said...

Another option in repairing woolen Fair Isle knitting: Duplicate Stitch!!

The sweater is turning out lovely, Leigh.

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Yeah, I would have gone that route too, it looks great.

vlb5757 said...

My goodness you are brave. I still can't read all my knitting. I can see the basic knit/purl mistakes but if it's a slipped or twisted stitch, I can't figure out how to fix it. I think the only way I can learn is to rip it down to the mistake and take a leap of faith. Sometimes it works, other times I have to run to the LYS and get someone to help me.

Christine said...

I enjoy watching your knitting and weaving projects.

One thing I have learned since I have been weaving and knitting is that I'm better at weaving than knitting.

I had an incident once when I was knitting a fuzzy scarf where I guess I dropped a stitch completely off of the needles and it created a ladder-like effect (read: large hole) in my scarf and I learned how to crochet the stitches back into place and I did it so well that I even managed to pick up an extra stitch along the way.

So with that I look forward to seeing your knitting results, which I am highly envious of and I will stick to knitting my fuzzy, holey scarves and read about your adventurous projects.
:)

textillian said...

I might have given serious consideration to option C: just leave it and hope that nobody notices.

Kate said...

The words 'frog 3,252 stitches' fill me with a kind of horror ... Nice fix!

bspinner said...

Great fix!!!! I would left the mistake in before frogging 3,252 stitches. I agree with textillian depending where the mistake was.

Leigh said...

Believe me, I was very tempted to leave it. Unfortunately, it would have been right in front. :(

Wool Enough said...

Nice save! Aren't you glad you caught it so soon? Another 20-30 rows later would have been a lot more painful.

Laritza said...

I think I would have done the same. The colors look lovely together.

Sharon said...

You took Elizabeth Zimmerman's suggest correction. I think it's interesting that her initials sound like "easy."

Kathy said...

Just remember Leigh...only God is perfect. Great save.

cyndy said...

I would not have noticed it unless you pointed it out!

I probably would have let that one slide if I had to make the call--but then again, it is easier to make the call when it is not your own work....the sweater looks great!