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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WIPW


So I've been plugging along on the scarf/shawl and got tons done on our ride to Massachusetts this weekend. Here is a shot from in the car...

Diamond shawl in car

Here is my cast on for the tail. First, I did a backward loop (thumb or "e" cast on) but it just didn't give a nice edge since I had to cast on 72 sts. So, I ended up doing a cable cast on.

Casting on tails

Here are a couple more pics:


Diamond shawl


Close up of the lace pattern:



Close up of diamond


Looks good so far, right? Well, guess what... I was cranking out the rows on the 6 hr. ride home and guess what happened?! Check it out:


General view of error

Can you see what I did? Four garter stitch rows in the middle of yarn over rows! Here's a closer look:



Close up of error

And here is even closer:

Really close error


How the heck do you fix that, you ask? You have to tink..... eight rows of tinking 300+ stitches!!! I was not happy... I couldn't believe I did it and then really couldn't believe it took me so long to notice I did it!!! Ugh!!!

Well, I am happy to report that I tinked and am moving along again.... it just will not be done for this Friday. Oh well... maybe next week... until then, visit Tami for some more WIPW posts!

10 comments:

  1. Ouch! Well at least you noticed there and not many, many rows later :o) Nice shawl.

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  2. It's looking stunning. Real shame about having to tink back (sensible to tink rather than frog though, that way lies madness and mess!)

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  3. to tink or not to tink - it is always best to tink! xx

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  4. Love to knit in the car, helps to pass the time. It's looking good, not sure I would rip it out, without the close up not sure I would have noticed the oophs. Good luck

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  5. Looks like you got the colors of that yarn pretty good this time. Yay!

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  6. Somewhere there is a technique for just dropping down those stitches in order to fix them; I did it once on a wing & a prayer, with a crochet hook. Almost as bad as the idea of steeking .... :-)

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  7. It's gorgeous and I'm so sorry you had to tink back! At least that part is behind you and it will continue to grow. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  8. So pretty. (And such a relief to have found the 'ooops' when you did and not when you'd gone even further). Hoorah for car knitting!!!

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  9. Beautiful colourway, and I hope it will cooperate with you from here on out!

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  10. Love to knit in the car, helps to pass the time. It's looking good, not sure I would rip it out, without the close up not sure I would have noticed the oophs. Good luck

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