hey julie...

Monday, June 19, 2006

uh oh

Around dinnertime yesterday, less than 48 hours from when I started it, I bound off for the sleeves of my Trellis. That's two and a half pattern repeats -- 51 rows -- 6,681 stitches -- so far. I was sooo proud of myself. Ha.

Then I noticed the mistake. It's a really, really big one.

I'm not going to go into the details here, because I feel like an idiot. It was one of those things where the whole time I was knitting, I thought, "hmmm, that's a little odd." But it wasn't until I stopped and took a good look at it that I realized what I had done. We're talking, if there were Darwin Awards for knitters, I'd be in the running.

To the untrained eye, not a huge deal. To me...well, I think I might be able to alter the pattern a bit to accommodate my glaring error. But I'm not sure that it wouldn't drive me completely crazy. I *so* should have waited for Jenny's spreadsheet.

Sooo...frog 5,563 stitches? Or keep going? Ack.

On second thought, I'll post a picture and the first person to identify the horrifying error will win a special prize!!


Blogger Meredith said...

I'm not sure, but are those seed stitch panels not correct? It doesn't look like they're in the original. Is that cheating, looking at the pattern? ;)

2:36 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

No, you're allowed to look at the pattern...you're very warm.....

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Stacey said...

Is one panel of the seed stitches too wide? And no looking at the pattern Meredith!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

i'm going to say the seed stitched panels are backwards - though it looks fabulous anyway. . .

7:43 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Though. . . next to the middle cable - to the left - there's what looks like about an inch of flat stitches that appears to not be on the other side of that cable - could just be the way it's laying though.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Getting warmer...I made a very specific mistake, and yes, looking at the pattern will definitely help you figure it out. ;)

8:06 PM  
Blogger lisap said...

Those odd panels of seed stitch ought to be on the outside edges of the sweater being button bands...you switched the left and right sides of the pattern!

(Although, I would say I had a little help coming up with that very specific answer...)

9:16 AM  
Blogger sara_jayne said...

Despite the mistake (what ever it is) the pattern is beautiful - the color change really made a huge difference.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Whimsical Knitting said...

Color me blind, I don't see a specific faux pas...I see a 'bump' of some sort between a column and seed st panel...and I think it's a camera error.
Whatever the error...it looks great to me...Please, what is it?!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Darn it, I'm all ready to send it now..... I couldn't find your link because you posted to the comment back from March.... I'm sorry! Do you still want the spreads?


6:54 AM  

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