Thursday, August 03, 2006


I like to knit outside on the patio. Maryland summers are not conducive to this at all, and so in May or so I put down the Rogue sweater I've been working on in favor of smaller less-wooly projects that are easier to knit in heat (like the socks). The heat broke for a few days a week or two ago, and I picked up the sweater again, and have been working on the last part, the hood, off and on since in the cool AC of my apartment.

This is what happens when you try to knit cables while watching tv:

I THOUGHT it looked wrong, but I thought I had read the chart right, so I went online to look for errata, and to see other people's finished hoods, and realized that things had gone horribly wrong about 15 rows back. *PALM TO FOREHEAD*
On both sides of the hood, of course.

So, because I didn't feel like ripping back the entire rows I did THIS, on both sides.

Unfortunately for me, the twist was part of a travelling cable, so a 5 stitch miss-twist resulted in me ripping out more like 17 stitches and 15 rows worth of cabling.
I used safety pins to hold the stitches that were ok, and used DPNS to do the surgery. It actually went faster than I'd expected!

Success! ooooohhh Pretty :) So now we're back on track, and I hope to be finished with the thing by the end of August!


Kristen said...

God, you're brave. My stomach sank when I saw cable guts.

Lindsay said...

An admirable move....I would have just thrown in the towel and gone slightly insane for a day or two, the ripped the sucker out. I was reading recently on Yarn Harlot's blog about fixing cables like that, but I don't know that I'd have the mental strength.

DAWN said...

Ah, I love the Rogue sweater. . . it is gonna be so pretty when it is done. Bravo!! for the great cable re-do.

Javajem said...

Wow - I can't believe you had the guts to tear out those cables! Man I would have cried all over my wool!

I too saw that Yarn Harlot entry on how to fix cables and it was scary - really scary...