Tuesday, February 19, 2008

a run of bad luck

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.


peaknits said...

Ugh!! How frustrating - but the cables are pretty!:)

Katie said...

this is beautiful. You are good, i probably would have kept going...or just cried.

Poshyarns said...

Oh dear, but how pretty those cables look, squashy and gorgeous.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my own cabling which is moving along slowly but surely. No mistakes so far, fingers crossed but not a speedy knit!

Hilary said...

Ugh, I HATE that! So did you rip it all the way back to the ribbing? If so, I am impressed. I would have just left it as is, convinced myself that a too-tight hat would be fine, then never worn it.

It sure looks pretty, even with only 120 stitches!