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Old 04-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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What would you do?
I started the french bathing suit for my granddaughter and wasn't paying attention when I added the rows of stripes....now half way through I HATE the way I did the stripes and realize there was a better way....
SHOULD I RIP IT OUT...and start over again. My basic personality type is perfectionist. I know I am NOT going to be happy with this work...I have tried everything to going over certain stitches...ripping back a few rows, etc. I think the only way I will be happy is to rip it all the way out before the stripes begin and just start over....I am talking about 10 inches of knitting in the round. ......

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:36 AM   #2
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As much as I hate starting over I'd frog it. I find that if I'm not happy with something it's no longer fun to knit and I end up dragging my feet and it often becomes a UFO.
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Total agreement. If you're not happy, you're not happy and it probably won't get any better. Somhow, re-knitting seems to go faster and the end result, of course, is much more pleasing.
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I'd frog and redo it too. Somehow it's easier to redo the whole thing, it's a new project almost, than to try to correct mistakes like that. I frogged a project recently for similar reasons. Now I can start afresh instead of coping with the mistakes. The decision to do it is worse than the frogging, rewinding the yarn, and starting over again IME.
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I'd indulge my perfectionist streak and start over...
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I'd redo it because your not going to be happy with it otherwise.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:58 PM   #7
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Mine was the christening dress from hell. Don't know how many times I frogged it and did it over. I was so HAPPY to mail it off to my daughter. I never want to see it again.
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I have the suit back on the needles and I THINK I am happy with stripe joins....but only have one done.....I need a few more to make sure I have this technique down for the jogless join. I was able to salvage the bottom section so all was not lost. I AM much happier now when I pick it up!
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