Friday, October 25, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Fixing Mistakes

Something looks a little funny on my Palindrome Scarf.

My first thought was that I made a purl stitch when I should have made a knit stitch, but it doesn't exactly look like a purl.

So I worked up to the column with the strange stitch.

Removed the stitch from the left needle.

Dropped the column.

All the way down to the strange stitch, which is still looking strange.

Then dropped it one more stitch and found a big loop.  Hmmm... I wonder how I did that?

Then I replaced the dropped knit stitches using a similar sized crochet hook.

All the way back up the column.

Then returned the stitch to the left needle,

and finished working to the end of the row.

Then wove the strange loop into the fabric.

Almost unable to tell there was anything weird. ;-)

But I suppose I should check the gauge on my crochet hook.... the replaced stitches look a little small.  :-/


Claire Davenport said...

This is the type of thing that usually makes me put a knitting project to one side and never pick it up again. Or cry. Knitting errors quite often make me want to cry...

Well done you for fixing it!

Voie de Vie said...

This is exactly how I've fixed many a knit/purl counting error. However, I'm not certain it's your crochet size that's the issue - it looks like there's a "column" of stitches missing. Look at where you worked down to the mistake - is it possible you didn't complete the crochet work-around all the way up?

Ginx Craft said...

Very brave to photograph while you were unpicking. I would have been a bit scared to lose my stitches. End result looks great.

Amanda said...

I think I know what the big loop is - when you were knitting did you ever stop mid row and set your knitting aside to return to later? If so, I'm guessing that when you came back to your knitting instead of completing the row you were on you turned your work and went back over the stitches you had just worked to begin a row. Basically, like preforming a short row. And the one wonky looking stitch that caught your attention was malformed because the stitch ended up twisting on the needle.

Voie de Vie said...

And then, of course, I could be completely all wet. :)

Kathryn Ray said...

Yes, very likely that I put it down in mid-row, but there's not an extra row... so, definitely no short row.

I suspect it was some combination of a late night, very tired knitter and poor lighting. ;-)

Kathryn Ray said...

Although with the loop out, it does kind of look like the end of a short row. ;-)

Kathryn Ray said...

So, I went back and counted rows... and Amanda, you are absolutely correct! I have one extra row on the left side of my scarf!!

Hence forth it shall be known as a Design Feature. ;-)

Cathy said...

Yay for the prowess of knitters, come what may, you're stitched! ;-) - well done for fixing the loop!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Smart girl.

It will all come out in the wash.

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, look at you fixing the error. I still have to have someone sit next to me and hold my hands.

I love the few suggestions given.

Voie de Vie said...

I love those unplanned design features. :)