What can I say? It's not unlike me to have a mistake (or two or three) embedded in a hand-knit. I admit, I'm a perfectionist. As such, I almost always rip back and right the wrong.
I was anxious to finish this Simple Cabled Hat from Cables Untangled tonight -- maybe tomorrow -- and wear it during the forthcoming string of rainy days we're expecting. With only six rounds more to go, I realized that there was something off with my number of stitches. Confident that I had followed the decreasing crown rounds properly, I was a bit unnerved but ripped back about 6 rows anyway. I counted the stitches: still off. Double-checked the directions for said round, and still did not know what had gone awry. Then it hit me: I'd read the pattern wrong long ago. After four inches of K2, P2 rib, I was to increase from 96 sts to 144 sts, then begin the cable pattern. I had only increased to 120 sts and begun the little, squishy cables. Oy.
The cables always get the best of me.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Posted by sheepish one at 4:11 PM