I counted the stitches on my needle and was puzzled to find I had far fewer stitches than I should have done. I was sure I had increased the right number of times at the right intervals. The pattern didn't seem to have a mistake in it. Eventually I worked out that I had cast on too few stitches. Hmmm. What to do? What to do? The obvious answer was to unravel the work and begin again. But... I was never altogether sure about the three-quarter length sleeve in the pattern. Perhaps I could make the sleeve longer and incorporate the missing stitches. Yes, I think it has worked. Now to make another sleeve the same.
That is such a pretty pattern, no one would mind it being a long sleeve, more to look at!
Great idea to increase the length of the sleeve, go job it was not a full length sleeve to start off with.ReplyDelete
As long as the sleeve won't be too tight! I'm looking at the little ball of wool and hoping you will have enough to knit the longer sleeve. It's looking really good.ReplyDelete
Well, if there's not enough wool, I will simply spin some more! The fabric is very elastic and seems to fit ok.Delete
It's difficult to keep up with all your projects (knitting and tatting) and teaching assignments! I also appreciate your comments on my blog!ReplyDelete
You're making great progress on this sweater (beautiful pattern!), and are working around the 'mistake'. You mentioned you like working from charts, and I also prefer it! I have gone to great lengths to chart 'written' instructions on wide sheets of graph paper, (bought at a special store) - especially for Aran sweaters - and by the time I get the chart 'finished' (to where the repeat rows start - also using colors as a visual aid), I pretty much have the pattern memorized and can quickly knit the sweater, confident about 'where I am'. Charts are also helpful to show decreased rows at the armhole or on raglans. I have no patience with 'written' instructions especially when they run the rows together to save space on the printed page! I even have a 'knitting shorthand' if I have to write out special instructions and don't use 'k' and 'p'. Long story!
I appreciate that tatting instructions have evolved into diagrammed patterns. I started doing that early on, by hand. Computer drawing is a skill I'm still working on - also using colors. Also, for some patterns you can just write numbers over photos, as Renulek does!
I've wondered about 'translating' patterns into charts, not sure I'm up to it. But I like the idea that it helps to learn the pattern - thanks for that food for thought.Delete