You may recall that when I went to WEBS I purchased enough Berkshire Bulky to knit Hannah a Vivian Sweater. She instructed me that she wanted a neutral color that would go with everything and, despite my protests, pretty much insisted on natural. Don’t get me wrong, I love an off-white sweater, especially one with a lot of cables. I’m just not sure my slob of a child will wear it more than once without permanently staining it. Did I ever tell you about how she would knock over her glass of milk at the dinner table every night? Truly. Every night. But I digress.
Despite my misgivings, I purchased the color she wanted and a couple of weeks ago I started knitting away. The sweater is knit in one piece from the bottom up so it starts with a lot of cast on stitches. That’s not a problem, I just use a stitch marker every 50 stitches or so to mark my numbers. The sweater has some lovely cabling. That’s not a problem either, as I overcame my fear of cables ages ago. The sweater also has a fair amount of seed stitch. That, apparently, is a problem.
I forgot to read my charts from right-to-left on the right side and from left-to-right on the wrong side so the large cable/seedstitch section on either side of the front of the sweater wound up being ribbing rather than seedstitch. You would think a knitter with as much experience as I have would notice this right away. Sadly, I had about 15 rows done before I saw my error. That’s 15 rows at 180 stiches per row.
I’m beyond where I was when I had to start over, which is always a good feeling. I’m using stitch markers to mark certain places in the pattern and I think I’m finally feeling comfortable with the pattern.
You know that means I’m about to screw up again, right?