I have been working on a cabled sweater for one of my daughters and while it is a challenging knit, I have been really enjoying it. Until…
I took a look at my work and realized that one of the cables was not crossing the way it was supposed to. ARGH!! I tried to convince myself that it would be “OK” and no one would notice, but I couldn’t do it.
I put a double pointed needle in the place where I had to rip down to. Just FYI…it was 11 rows down and encompassed 20 stitches. EEEEK!! Did I mention I had never done this before?!
I made sure that I knew exactly where I was on the cable chart before I began ripping these stitches out.
This was really the scariest part. All that yarn, all those stitches!! I had very diligently erased my marks on the chart as I ripped each row out. I also counted the live stitches each row to make sure I still had 20.
I managed to get all the stitches on a needle without twisting them or letting them drop down any farther. I am using a dpn in the same size as the rest of the knitting.
At first it was difficult to determine which piece of yarn to use for which row, but I soon recognized how to figure that out. Not too hard – just don’t think about it too much!
The cable is fixed and I am at the half way mark (5 1/2 rows) to getting back to where I was before all the ripping started.
WHEW!! It is done – it only took 2 hours of intense concentration and everything is as it should be. I learned so much from this – I always learn more from my mistakes than from anything else. Hopefully, I won’t have to repeat this again!!