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.


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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