Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thanks Michelle and Holly

You two hit the nail on the head. I suspect that the sleeves as they are now would bother me to no end, but not until the whole thing was sewn up. And yes, I would grumble and carry on endlessly.

It just occurred to me, however, that I don't have to rip the whole sleeves. That is the path to madness. I have the skill to fix this problem in a rather simple and much faster way. Duh! I had one of those 'slap my forehead' moments as I read your comments. Fix it, you said. Easy! Since there is only one cable per sleeve, I plan on tinking the bind off edge and dropping the cable stitches and simply re-knitting those! Why didn't I think of this before?!?

Thanks Michelle for providing this forum for airing out knitting issues. You have saved me going down the path to madness. Seriously!


Holly said...

Looks like there are a lot of rows to drop back.

You might want to consider putting a marker every SIX rows on the side of where you are dropping the stitches so you don't have to worry about crossing on the correct rows.

You are aware that it might be a bit challenging to make it look right since the extra yarn (that the cable row needs) is going to be on the wrong row.

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Truthfully, never considered that. I try to not leave a loose yarn when I'm crossing cables to make them tighter. I guess the only way to see how it will look is to actually get to it. Thanks for the heads up.