This morning I unraveled a knitting mystery, and I just had to tell someone. Well, I told my husband but since he doesn't knit I don't think he truly appreciates what just happened.
I am knitting a feather and fan baby blanket and late last night I noticed something that looked a little 'funny'. Not sure how to explain it, but it just didn't look right. There was a little area a few rows down that had a stitch that stuck out a little more than the others.
It was hardly noticable, but it really bothered me. I poked around at it with a crochet hook, but I couldn't figure it out. It certainly didn't look like a dropped stitch and I wondered if maybe it was just a tension problem with that particular stitch. I decided to sleep on it and see how I felt about it the next morning.
Well, I woke up this morning and decided I couldn't live with it, I HAD to fix it, so I started to tink. An hour and a half later, I came upon the problem. AH-HA - it was a Jumping Yarn Over!
This pattern has one row with YO, K1 side by side. Then the next row is a knit row. So as I tinked I found that one of the YO's had 'jumped' over a knit stitch, therefore the stitches were knit out of turn on the knit row. Mystery solved!
Oh yeah baby, I'm feeling pretty good right bout now! Knitting has a way of keeping me humble, but for right now, I feel like THE BOSS of my knitting!
However, I have definitely learned my lesson and will be watching those sneaky little YO's much more closely from now on.