Thursday, March 15, 2012

Knit wit

I confess to doing more knitting than quilting lately, mostly because it's so easy to take a knitting project with me when visiting with my dad.  He came home from rehab about 2 weeks ago and I have been spending as much time as possible with him and with my mom to help with the transition and his continued recovery. 

I have finished the back of my son's sweater, and begun working on the front.  The pattern calls for 2 cables up the front.  I was a little confused with the pattern at first because it is not a traditional, single twist cable.  Instead, it looks more like a braid:

The braid was not hard to do, it just meant paying a little more attention.  I had never really noticed until now how many different kinds of knitted cables there are.

When it came time to start shaping the armholes, I laid it out to measure it against the back:

That's when I saw it. 

Oops!  Three stitches that should have been knit instead of purled.  I managed to fix them without pulling out a dozen rows of work, but it was a nail biter.

While all this was taking place, a certain party took advantage of my distraction and did this:

I don't think he looks particularly sorry....

but I forgave him anyway.

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  1. Lovely cables and how can you not forgive a face like that? I'm sure I am not the only one wondering how you fixed those stitches without ripping out all those rows. Did you undo/redo a 3-stitch column somehow?

  2. I was also going to ask you how you fixed those 3 stitches! It seemed like you had knitted a lot more by the time you noticed them. Tell us your secret!!

  3. Auntie Em! You're doing a wonderful
    job on your son's sweater! The cables are lovely.


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