Saturday, July 22, 2006

Next project started.

Okay, so I finished the mittens and was in that dreamy stage of what to start next. It was either the light pink scarf for Miss A in Cleckheaton Country Silk which would have been a rib pattern or Fetching. I couldn't wait to play with the new yarn I purchased last week so Fetching won.

Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in Festival
Pattern: Fetching from Knitty
Needles: 2 x Boye size 5s

I somehow accidentally, in the second cable, knitted 1 row short before crossing the cables - I must have clicked the row counter on mid-row. It looked a bit funny and I tried to let it go, but I knew it was there so this morning I took a big risk ( 'twas a big risk for me) and yanked out both needles and ripped back to the cable row, carefully pulled the yarn out of a stitch, picked it up with a needle and thread all the way around and carefully put it back on the needles, phew. It is now fixed and even though I was shaking when I did it I figure the more times I do it the less scared I'll be - not that I'm going to deliberately make mistakes just to rip 'em out ;)

I had to figure out how to cross the cables, I now know that the working yarn needs to stay at the very back behind the stitches on the cable needle, and that you don't knit the stitches off the cable needle out of order or from the same side they went on. It has been a great introduction to cables and I can't wait to finish/wear them. Now if I could just get off the internet I may have them finished by Monday like the designer says.

Oh and the yarn I ordered for the Central Park Hoodie is now on the way as well as the pattern for it. Perhaps I should join the knit a long.


Jessica said...

OHHHHHHHHHH That yarn is knitting up so pretty.
I almost want yet another pair:)

Sharon said...

Good for ripping out and 'fixing' I do that all the time but sometimes with dreadful results :(

Oh do join us in the KAL for the Central Park Hoodie, it will be fun. I have never been in a KAL before.

Rachael said...

can't wait to see your yarn for the KAL!