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Monday, October 22, 2007

Remedial Knitting, Lesson One

Last night I was knitting away, determined to finish the October scarf (the Multidirectional Scarf), and was getting right to the end when I realized that I was running out of yarn before I was supposed to. I was getting three and a half short row sections out of each skein of Noro, but now at the end I wasn't getting the planned on half section. After scratching my head and thinking a few uncivilized thoughts, I realized that the end of the scarf was wider than the beginning.

Somehow the scarf had grown wider and the short row sections were longer. After examining the scarf, I found the spot where I had started inexplicably adding stitches, totally obliviously. So much for a mindless knit. There was nothing else to do except frog the thing back. Halfway back. No finishing this last night for me.
Remedial knitting, lesson one. Even with a mindless garter stitch scarf, count the stitches at least once every fifteen minutes.



Blogger Rebecca said...

Don't you just HATE it when that happens to mindless knitting? Don't worry, you aren't the only one that does those kind of things!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Roxie said...

Oh, what a gorgeous scarf that Noro makes! Best of luck with the end of it. You'll do splendidly.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

It is gorgeous even though you had to rip a bit of. The colors are great.

4:21 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Love the fall colors of your scarf. I made the exact same mistake when I tried to knit it!?!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I have to tell myself to LOOK at my knitting. I do the same things and end up frogging back. I Do love the colorway very much Pat. Makes me want to knit a Noro or Norolike garter scarf...

6:57 AM  

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