Textures and Mistakes

I’ve reached the armholes of the textured cardigan, and wow, was this an engaging knit or what! The continuous change in textures between the body and the cables and the sleeves made sure there was never a dull moment so far.

Engaging or not, mistakes happen, and I had to rectify them. Usually, every few rows, I eyeball the past few rows as I knit the current row, just in case I need to fix something. In this sweater, however, one mistake got away from me, and I only noticed it after 20+ rows — I’d purled a stitch instead of slipping it. It was so visible that I wondered how I’d ever missed it. (Don’t mistakes always seem that way once noticed? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Texturilicious Cardigan - progress
Correcting mistakes — even I can’t find the fixed stitch in one of these ribs.

Mistakes in these simple textures are nowhere as painful as, say, those while knitting lace, but undoing a long column ofย  slipped stitches was something new for me. New, but still familiar; it’s essentially a longer stockinette stitch, isn’t it? Come to think of it, it was probably easier, since the float at the back of the slipped stitch nudges the undone stitch forward. It’s almost like it’s eagerly waiting for you to snag it with your hook and put it back where it belongs. ๐Ÿ™‚

As for the cardigan, I debated whether to continue with the sleeves now or with the body — keeping the sleeves for the end has traditionally resulted in boring latter half of projects for me. However, right now, I’m keen on continuing the slipped stitch texture, so the body won. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll probably get bored of the body soon, and then I can park it and come back to the sleeves. Love the convenience of having so many textures in a single project! ๐Ÿ˜›

20 thoughts on “Textures and Mistakes

    1. Thank you, Kat! It’s almost been like two projects together, lol. Working on a single pattern now feels mundane by comparison, though it’s pretty interesting by itself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        1. Thank you, although it has its own share of pain points in the form of design failures. However, I find the designing almost as therapeutic as the knitting, so as long as I stick with knitting for my folks, who tolerate the failures, I’m good. ๐Ÿ˜…

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  1. What pattern are you using? I can’t quite make out how everything is put together from the picture. That cable stitch between the two different textures is really eye catching. I’ll be very interested to see the finished garment to see how it all fits together.

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    1. Thank you! This cable pattern is one of my favorite ones. ๐Ÿ˜ It’s called Baby Bonnet Cable.
      The ribbing has alternating slipped stitches on right and wrong sides, and has seed stitches in between. The pattern goes –
      RS repeat: sl1p wyib, k1, p1, k1, p1
      WS repeat: p1, k1, p1, sl1p wyif, p1
      I should probably include this in my next post. โ˜บ
      The other texture is seed stitch, but I guess you know that already!

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  2. WordPress never stops surprising me, never thought I would be reading about knitting, but I learn something, you should start an online store though ๐Ÿ˜›

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