Monday, April 20, 2009


Can't believe I've only done 8 rows, yet used a whole 50g ball of Zhivago! 3200 stitches so far.

I held this up for Nathan this evening and told him it was the bottom edge of Jasmine's Birthday jumper. I could tell by his expression that he had serious doubts! lol! After all, the stitches are bunched up, even on this 120cm circular.

Unfortunately, though I was careful, I joined it in a TWIST! Yes, it's a warped little ruffle that will not grow up to be a jumper that would fit a human.

But I am not going to frog it. No, because I am going to find a way to fix it. I'm thinking of... somehow... dropping the center stitches in a rib of 3 purls, twisting the loose joins, and joining it back up. It would be a 2cm blip that looked like a seam right where a seam would have gone anyway if I wasn't knitting in the round, and it will be hidden in the ruffle anyway.

Sigh. I think that will work. No sense doing 3200 stitches again.


Tara said...

Oh no! I hope your solution works out! Although in my experience, "creative" solutions are often MORE time consuming than just ripping back and starting over...

Sinéad said...

I reluctantly have to agree with Tara, I know it's awful having to rip back that much, but sometimes it's the only thing to do. Poor you!

Sam said...

oh no the dreaded moebius! I wish you luck, but I'm with Tara And Sinead, I think you're going to have to bite the bullet and frog :(

kelgell said...

It's a bummer when you discover you've done something like that quite a while ago in your work. It's just too depressing to think of unpulling it all. I hope you can figure out how to fix it so you can just go on.

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