I have been working on St. James
sweater for the past month. I am not that slow of a knitter--I just have limited time, and I also sew which takes up some time. (It's getting to where all I want to do is knit, but I hate to completely abandon sewing). I have been knitting about 6 months and have knitted some easy baby booties, and two hats. I was dying to make a sweater, so I chose St. James because the instructions were so clear, and also I wanted to learn to pick up stitches which is done on the neck. Well, I have been moving along nicely --a few mistakes but none too terrible.
Yesterday I made it through the bottom band and was binding off in purl. I had never done that before, but it was okay. Unfortunately, I dropped a stitch and in trying to pick it up I dropped a few more. I basically just lost control of the knitting. I decided to frog a little bit and then decided to just frog the entire band. When I got my stitches back on my needles, the loops were all splitty and looked terrible. I am using Caron Simply Soft --does it not frog well? Anyway, I have knit a couple of rows and they just don't look that good because of the splitty yarn. I have the band, sleeves and neckline left. I am thinking about just quitting and starting over. I was planning on knitting the sweater again anyway. Anytime I learn something new and start a major project, I always do it twice (the recovering --ahem--perfectionist in me). Do you think that would be terrible to not finish this and just start it again with new yarn? Have any of you ever done that? I am just in a dilemma over what to do.