31 May 2016

Forth and Back - Repeat ... a LOT

This seems to be one of those patterns that little issues sneak in and bite ya - bout 10 rows later.

I'm having a hard time keeping 121 stitches on the needle for one - and two - stitches escape and are found 6 rows or so later.  This is just the type of project that back knitting  - ya not gonna happen - I tried, but after a row, I figured it was easier to pull everything off my needles and start again - that's happened three times already.

I'm not ready to give up because this is a really neat pattern and I love the look of the tank - good news is that this is the back near the bottom, so I have time to work it out and get a rhythm going.

There are a bunch of positives for this - The foundation row stopped the curling hem, got my YO going the right direction and am getting the look I want, the yarn is soft and the colours are soft and yummy, and once I get this going - it'll knit up pretty quick.  If I didn't rip it out so many times, I would likely have had the back done by now LOL

So, onward I go!!  Yeah me!  LOL

Ravelry link - Lace Tank


  1. Julie in Tucson, AZ31 May, 2016

    When I am working on a pattern that has to be perfectand to avoid starting over, I run a colored yarn through my stitches on the needle so that if I make a mistake I don't have to start all over, just unstitch to the colored yarn. Also, if I am having problems with a pattern, I put stitch markers after every repeat so that I know where I must be with the pattern. Helps me avoid unstitching!

  2. Good idea Julie .. thank you for that


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