Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Making Progress

I've dropped 2 stitches now. On purpose! Whee! I did have a problem when I dropped the first one. I misinterpreted the instructions for picking up the bar and knitting it and the next through the back legs. I did just that. Meaning, I knit them each separately through their back legs and kept on. I didn't do a K2togbl. When I got to the next knit row and realized my mistake, I tinked back to the purl side, purled 2tog, put that stitch back on the left needle and p2tog again. It looks alright. But I'll know better next time. Geez.

5 Comments:

Blogger smokey said...

ruh-roh shaggy, I've been doing those wrong! I'm five columns into the damn thing, I hadn't even noticed my error. Argh! Must take a closer look at it--I haven't been doing a k2togtbl with those stitches. Oh well. Perhaps I'll just continue on with my wrong (but consistent!) way!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Hmm. My first time through, I did the k2tog tbl, but then wound up with an interval of only five stitches between markers, so I ripped it back and knit each stitch separately through the back loop. That has given me a consistent 6 stitches between markers. But now I'm worried -- might I be forgetting to p2tog when I come back the other way? Anyone else have any thoughts?

5:57 AM  
Blogger carolyn said...

Um, I didn't read it as k2tog at all and haven't been doing that (wouldn't it have said to knit them together--it just says that both the dropped stitch and the next stitch should be knitted through the back loop)? As Liz said, knitting them separately maintains the 6-stitch interval. I did something last night that got my count off, but I just got myself back on track by adding in a stitch--I hope this doesn't come back to bite me later (after I've invested a lot more time in this thing).

6:22 AM  
Blogger smokey said...

After posting last night I thought about it some more, and I realized I agree with Liz and Carolyn. I'm not sure you are supposed to k2tob tbl, because I've always ended up with the correct number of stitches when *not* doing that.

Like you Carolyn, I did something at some point that got my count off (I think I forgot to ktbf at the end of a row? can't remember). I realized it on the next RS facing row, and just decided I was going to throw a stitch in there at that point. I can be a perfectionist at times, but I can also be lazy (if I don't think it's going to affect the overall look). This met my "no overall problems with the look of it" criteria, so I didn't tink back.

6:43 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Hmmm...really? I end up with the RIGHT stitch count when I do it that way. Oh geez, just shoot me now.

5:39 AM  

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