Knitting Annoyance

Well, I’m trying a “challenging” sweater now… I was going to do a Japanese-style short kimono sweater for myself, and I was about 2/3 done with the obi part of it, when I realized that the cut of it would look really bad on me. So I’m abandoning that project and doing something different.

Now I’m doing a form-fitted tank sweater, using the charcoal gray yarn that I had purchased for the kimono sweater. It requires “short rows,” which I’ve never done before. Last night, in my mania, I was knitting along trying to integrate the short rows, and I did REALLY well on one side of the sweater and REALLY badly on the other side. In trying to fix the cruddy side, I DESTROYED what I had done so far. Completely unsalvageable.

Thank God it was only two inches or so of work. So I’m starting completely over.

I’m going to try to figure out what the hell I’m doing on a swatch today, and THEN start the Real Thing again. Once I figure it out. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Knitting Annoyance”

  1. Are you “wrapping” the yarn at the ends of short rows? It will help you avoid holes in your work…

  2. Yeah… I am wrapping it. The instructions say to pick up the wrap with the stitch and knit as one to integrate and make the wraps “all but invisible.” That works brilliantly on the knit side, but is a bit tougher on the purl side.

    I got it to work on a swatch, but the wrap now looks like a twisted stitch (instead of a gargantuan lump, which is what I did the other day, then tried to remove, which DESTROYED my effort and dropped that entire edge of stitches). So when I got to that point on The Real Thing just now, I just didn’t bother picking up the wrap. So it’s a little thinner at that point, but there’s not a hole there. I can live with that. So that’s good. 🙂

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