Friday, January 06, 2006

Someone please revoke my knitting license.

When I picked up my Clap last night to continue on with the increases, I started knitting...on the purlside. Did two rows wrong and had to tink back. I am a certifiable idiot. But I got through one more increase section finally.

Here's another question for y'all. If I'm planning on making this a shawl, and it says increase until it's as wide as you want (looking at the right side of the right side), don't the dropped stitches end up widening it as well? How do I figure out how wide it's really gonna be?

5 Comments:

Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

That is SOOOOOOOOOooooo something I would have done!!! :-) Glad you were able to tink back.

Can't answer the Clap question...but I know someone can!

8:33 AM  
Blogger smokey said...

God I love the BTTA! I've found knitters who as as obsessed with these sorts of questions as I am!

(Sorry, no answer however!)

8:40 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I've dropped three stitches so far (OK, let's be honest . . . I've intentionally dropped three stitches; unintentionally, there have been a few more that I managed to pick back up again), and have been astonished to see that the dropping of the stitches isn't making the shawl appreciably wider (at least not along that right-hand side of the increases). The outer stitch (what would be the cast-on row if this were not oriented diagonally) does not drop, so the outer edge remains the same length as it always was. I'll try to post some pictures later this weekend to elucidate.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

OK, I never got around to posting more pictures. . . maybe sometime this week. But in the meantime, I notice you also asked for your knitting license to be revoked because you knit the purl side. I refuse to believe that this is a substantial transgression, as I have been known (on more than one occasion) to change from knit to purl in the middle of a knit-side row. And I am a perfectly fine knitter, ThankYouVeryMuch. ;-)

9:03 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Heh, thanks Liz. I gladly accept the refusal of the revocation of my knitting license. Things are going much smoother on my Clap. Though I have yet to finish the increase section. I haven't reached the point where I think it'll be wide enough for a shawl. I toyed with the idea of doing increase rows until the very end and making it a triangle, but, uh, nah. I think I'll be ready for section three tonight at my SnB.

9:39 AM  

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