11.10.2009

This Post Highlights Errors. Some Knitters May Find This Boring. Reader Discretion is Advised.

I've been working and reworking the top sections of the two front panels and spending too much knitting time each day trying to figure out where I am on the back relative to the chart. The knitted pieces are quite curly, hard to keep flat and so almost impossible to really see clearly. I finally decided to stop being so lazy and get out the stuff to pin them out and see if that helped matters any.
It certainly did make things clearer. On the fronts, the issue is not with the cables...

...the problem is with the holes or eyelets around the cables...

(I used the flash to highlight the holes) Interestingly the first error I saw wasn't on the left - the side I've yet to finish, but in the one on the right - the one that I've already cast off. Lovely! Can you see it? Its on the right, beside where the collar decreases start. Here's a closer look - its a yarn over that headed west instead of east around its neighbouring cable...
Eyelets on the right - curling around the cable towards the left. First two eyelets on the left, are behaving but eyelet number three has other ideas. One lousy misplaced YO ruins the symmetry of the side, prevents both sides from matching and pulls on and so minimizes the eyelet above it.

Moving on up both sections - more errors in what I thought was the side already completed and correct...
See where the pink plastic darning needle is pointing? Those eyelets are taking up real estate intended only for nice sturdy knit stitches so that the collar can be attached. Again - the left side turns out to be correct. See the difference?
As for the back, my lunch break's over...I can't spend any more time on it now! Maybe while dinner cooks I'll grab a few minutes to look at it again.

For those who made it all the way through this post - thanks for hanging in there!

P.S. And a big thank you so much to Barb who left the comment about Cascade 220 colours running! I had no idea! Icy cold, vinegar laden water it will be - as soon as I finish with sock number one and before I start into a second potentially pink and red men's ski sock!

8 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

That's a great idea to pin it down to get a good look at it. It sounds a bit confusing and frustrating but it's going to be beautiful when you get it all worked out. Good luck!

Michele said...

I hate the feeling that there is something wrong with a piece. I usually know that something isn't right, but hope I can quickly find the mistake and go on, or I ignore that sinking feeling. It makes so much sense to stretch the piece out like that and find out where the problems are situated. Of course, it would have been better if you hadn't cast off yet. What kind of mat do you use, I love the grid.

Shari said...

Oh man, I feel for you.

Will you rip and reknit or try to fix with some creative stitching?

Me? it would be joining the rest of the misbehaving projects in the closet for a time out!

Brenda said...

Oh dear. It all looks too complicated/frustrating for me.

Erin said...

I can't stand mistakes like that. I will put them aside and fret about them for a while, then entertain the thought of trying to live with it, then ultimately rip and reknit. I always feel better at the end but man it is frustrating.

Stephanie said...

... Maybe because I'm really tired, but... I totally did not see what was wrong. Ah well! Are you going to have to fix it or live with it?

Munchkin said...

oh wow! I love how you've visually outlined your mistakes onto your blog. good luck! What kind of blocking board are you using?

Tina said...

Argh! Good work and very brave of you to do everything to find the errors. I just found some weird looking stitches on my linen stitch pot holder. A few rows down. Not sure if I can fix them with a crochet hook…