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Old 07-01-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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Made a really, really stupid knitting in round mistake
Everything I've ever read about knitting in the round says to be sure to check that your cast ons aren't twisted when you beginning knitting. I swear that I did this. And then I began knitting. I did notice that when I got to the end of the first round, it seemed loose where both ends join but I figured I could just tack it together when I was done with the hat I'm working on. Also, I was getting my hair cut so was paying attention to that too (although with a haircut mistake, all you have to do is wait for it to grow out). Anyway, thinking that I'm just peachy keen cruising along with knitting the ribbing, I showed off my work to my sons, all of whom will be getting a variation of this hat. That's when I realized that I was a twisted wreck .
Here's what I did... and my question is, 'is this do-able?'
I undid a stitch at the end of the round and actually twisted the work back into alignment. Of course, the undone strands are now holding the twist, but my thoughts are that I can re"weave" that section and then "tuck in" and tack over what doesn't look good. It's that or just start over. I'm willing to start over but I feel like I'll never get past the beginner stage as long as I'm starting every dang project over at least once.
This long rag doesn't really require an answer.... I'm just venting my frustration. Maybe I should get myself a blog. But I started knitting again to rid myself of frustrations :rofling: !!!!! [/quote][/i]
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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You're very lucky you caught it early enough to do that. I'm sure a little weaving and you'll be all set. The first time I did that was on my second sweater in the round--never get complacent--I was sure I checked it but I was an inch into it before I realized what I had done. I have since read that you can sew and cut this mistake if it has a steek, but I didn't know that then.

I know you didn't need a response, but it's good to know that we all do the same stuff from time to time.
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Old 07-02-2005, 03:46 AM   #3
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We must be cosmically connected, Vicki because I swear I did the exact same thing today. I ended up frogging all my work this evening after finding the mistake.
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:18 AM   #4
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Ingrid, you are truly an angel. with a halo made from cirucular needles.
And Aby, hang in there. I realized that instructions all harp on checking for a twist because it must be quite a common mistake..... I figure everyone must do it at least once before being considered a true knitter.
Thanks for listening y'all.
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:07 AM   #5
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The same thing happened to poor Hildie the day of our knitting date. But, I think she was several rows into it already! For her, it was more a date with a FROG. :(
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Well, you could always leave the twist and make a mobius instead.
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:00 AM   #7
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Good idea Silver!!! :D And I could give the mobius hat to the son I call the screwball.
I did decide not to start over... my idea worked (kinda, sorta - the stamp of the beginner is on it). I undid the last stitch, twisted it and put the stitch back on as best I could and continued. The result looks like an upside-down U about 1/2" on what will be the back of the hat. I might try to fill it in somehow, or I might just leave it to remind me of my errant ways.
I'm off on vacation so will be checking on some new (for me) yarn shops. I better be a perfect knitter while I'm gone because I won't have y'all to come to my rescue. In other words, expect many desperate posts from when when I get back.
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