Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Both of these kids are doing their own things


The other day I finished a second pair of Fetching wristwarmers, intended for a friend (Hi M, if you're reading here). When I tried them on, one felt definitely a bit narrower and tighter than the other one. I didn't think I had problems with seriously inconsistent tension.

I went ahead and washed them as planned, in the hope that things might even up. But the difference was still clear after washing, and I finally had to give in and count the stitches. Somehow I had managed to do the first one with 10 repeats of the cable and rib pattern around, and the second with only nine. The second one is correct according to the pattern. Now, I admit that I did monkey around with the number of cast-on stitches in order to make them more snug at the wrist. But I am at a loss to understand how I managed to cast on by just the wrong number of stitches (4) to complete an extra repeat and therefore not notice the error until the pair was finished.

It's a good thing they don't take too long to make. But still, I don't relish doing it again, and after I re-knit this one I think I will be done with Fetching for a while.

6 comments:

Jejune said...

Oh bother, that *is* annoying... only so many times you want to reknit the same length of yarn! Hope the second run through is relatively painless.

Bells said...

oh no! How irritating. Hope you move through the second one with great speed and accuracy.

Taphophile said...

Drat! At least it's a little thing to reknit but annoying all the same.

Kuka said...

eek what a pain!

Olivia said...

I've been putting it off this week. Thanks for the sympathy! Will probably do it this weekend. I really really want to finish Sherwood too - it's cold and my nephew needs his jumper!

J said...

Hello Liv - M is VERY excited about her wrist warmers and says they will be all the more loved for the effort that went in - we are curled up together on the couch on a very blustery Adelaide night and wrist warmers would be handy *grin* - big love from this end of Australia!