Yesterday I wrote about needing to rip out 7 inches of knitting, but today I’m keeping something in.
I found a cable where I needed to swap the order of the stitches 4×4 but instead had done a little 5×3 swap. It’s only a few rows down. If I had caught it at the major rip out… well, let’s just say that’s not an option now. (I’m trying to let it go.) I “could” fix it by redoing those 8 stitches in that section (and the 4 rows above it), but it’s a bigger cable, and I’ve only just mastered the 4 stitch cable repair. It’s just intimidating enough to give me pause.
You have to look for it because it’s not visually obvious. If I never pointed this out, I seriously doubt anyone would ever know. The non knitter will not see it. If anyone did, chances are they are a master knitter and would be kind about it anyway OR they had knit up the sweater themselves and knew the cabling well. What really tipped my thinking when it came to deciding which direction to proceed was the notion that this particular error hangs way low on the bum. If anyone is looking in that area, I’m thinking odds are pretty good they aren’t looking at the cabling. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)
And so, the knitting continues. Between you and me there is now a deliberate “design feature” on my bum, I mean cable.