Sunday, April 27, 2008


Every now and then I hear about a knitter who has made a big error in her knitting.

It might be using one sized needle from the left front, and another sized needle for the right front.

It might be making two right fronts on a cardigan.

It might be sewing a sleeve into the neck opening.

You know, a really big error that was never noticed. How do you miss an error like that? Isn't it obvious that you check things like that before you start? That as you go along you lay it out and admire it, making sure that everything is okay before continuing?

I do a whole lot of ripping out (you know, that gauge thing), but I don't think I've even sewn a sleeve into a neck opening.

Is it a matter of not paying attention? Or getting ahead of oneself?

Errors like that are puzzling, and they look sorta like this:

Can you see what I did? The split in the cuff is off center. By four stitches.

The seams were seamed, folding it in and out and moving it all around. The ends were hidden.

The cuff was folded down, all set for me to admire.

I even know what I did. I had to k2, p2 5x, so I counted:
(which may not make any sense to you, but that's the way I count ribbing like that.)(Well, I should count it:
which is exactly where I messed up.)

Seriously, how does this happen without noticing?

I guess I should be glad it's not two right fronts on a cardigan.


Diane said...

Just catching up on some blog reading. Love all your projects.

I know what you mean about those major mistakes. You'd think after years of knitting you'd pick up on stuff like this but nooooo you just never do until it's a major job to fix it.

Cactusneedles said...

You could just make it an off-set closure. No one would know! :)

Cactusneedles said...

You could just make it an off-set closure. No one would know! :)