Here let me show you what I did wrong
Saturday August 25th 2018, 10:50 pm
Filed under: Knit,Knitting a Gift

There’s a knit two rows purl two rows knit two rows sequence between the squares. When I picked the blanket up again after not working on it for a week while we had company, I somehow only did the first two rows of that sequence of six. I did not see it till I was more than that much further along.

So my choices are:

1. Ignore it. Carry on. Got a ball and a half left to go. (It’s very stretchy sideways, while the picture is with it kind of scrunched in at the sides, so you can definitely add more length, not to mention their kids are tall. But then their daddy is over 6’9″.)

2. Cut it just above the spot, carefully undo enough rows to have plenty of yarn to be able to cast off right there (and where you would want that to be in the pattern), rip out the eighteen hours’ worth of wasted work and have a do-over at the top.

3. Cut it and do all that but flip it over and kitchener (ie graft) the now-live stitches from the top of the bottom to the bottom of the top (only 210 stitches, who’s counting) after I finish those balls and ignore that the stitches will be suddenly upside down to the rest of the blanket. Like nobody will ever know.

4. Which brings us back to, well then hey, ignore it without all that extra work.

But if I just leave it It. Will. Bug. Me.

I think reknitting every one of those inches will be dependent on the baby hopefully refusing to be too much of a preemie, but it’s what I should do.

Like any kind of ribbing, it’s a slow-going pattern.

The thought occurred to me today that y’know, if I could find a match on the dyelot (wishful thinking) then I could actually come out of this with two afghans, after all, one’s a third of the way there already…

Although I think I’d make a plain wide border all around the shorter piece I’m going to cut off. One can only do so much.

Now, who has a full bag of Rios in Cian in stock in a lighter shade than some and with no green in it that I can buy?

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It took me forever to see the mistake. Why don’t you, for this one time, adopt the tradition of the Amish quilt makers and Persian rug weavers and say it is a deliberate mistake, intentionally made because only God is perfect?

Comment by Jody 08.26.18 @ 3:24 am

Don’t do it Alison. Take a deep breath and let it be. Really. They will love it and you can go on and knit something new.


We both know life is too short.

Comment by Afton 08.26.18 @ 4:13 am

May I suggest,

5. Clip side stitch at first wrong row. Unpick and put rows on 2 needles. Knit correct rows (5 rows?). Kitchner to remaining piece. All rows in the right order. Good luck!

Comment by DebbieR 08.26.18 @ 9:23 am

For heaven’s sake–it is going to be peed on, pooped on, and puked on. Let it be.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.26.18 @ 10:14 am

If you must, I agree with Debbie R. No need to flip top part upside down. But only if you must.

Comment by Debby 08.26.18 @ 12:49 pm

Repeat the error and call it a design element. No one else will know the difference and the baby will still be wrapped in your love. Perfection is vastly overrated IMO.

Comment by Kari W 08.26.18 @ 3:50 pm

I feel your pain, though I like how you’re turning blue lemons into blue raspberry lemonade.

Love made tangible – yet again!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 08.26.18 @ 7:21 pm

Design element! And what Jody said. Had the same experience when my son was making his tallit for his Bar Mitzvah. He had a slip of the fabric marker (almost at completion), I called the company (in a panic, of course), and the nice gentleman said that a mistake was okay, because only God makes things that are perfect! Worked for me!

Comment by Michele 08.27.18 @ 5:18 pm

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