#61. Tink and Repeat

Love the process, love the process, love the process I had to repeat to myself as a mantra.  I’m knitting a summer top for my daughter.  The pattern seems fairly simple.  Mistake #1.  I’ve done wrap and turn short rows before so after a quick review of a video off I go.  After several inches, the edges seem to have some puckers.  Double check the wrap and turn video, yep been doing some backwards and probably not being consistent this creating the puckers.  Rip out #1. Not too bad only several inches.

Start again.  Yep, no puckers.  Going great.  Get to the end of the section.  Uhh, I don’t think I’m supposed to have these “tails”.  Double check the “easy” pattern.  Oops.  Was supposed to K1 or P1 after each wrap and turn so that the wraps were 2 stitches apart not 1.  Great if I wanted the top to hang down to her knees.  😠  Rip all the way back to the beginning. 

I think third time is a charm.  I’ve completed the back and almost done with the front.  Should complete this weekend.

Lessons learned; a) really read and absorb each part of the instructions.  Highlight, especially stiches following a complex stitch such as wrap and turn.  b) try to visualize each section so can see if on track (much easier said than done) c) be careful with “easy” patterns so don’t miss “easy” instructions.

Fortunately since it was an “easy” pattern, ripping out wasn’t hard and rebutting went fairly quickly.