Hello readers! It's a warm and beautiful day here in Minnesota today. My son is now old enough to go to our local park on his own so I find myself with some free time in which to write this morning.
My Tegna sweater knitting is going slowly and I already have the fear of running out of yarn in the fawn colorway. I know I should always buy extra yarn, but I hate having "extra" leftover. Using it all up is my favorite thing, but in this case I might very well have to purchase extra yarn. Sigh.
Though that's not the problem I mention in the title. See, I made a mistake in the lace. Well, actually, I made quite a few mistakes in the lace, but this one is pretty consistent, obvious and doesn't look good. There are two inverted stockinette triangles that are stacked and each are topped with two rows of purls. The bottom one however only has only a single row of purls and looks rather wimpy compared the the top triangle which is correct. Ripping back that far was just not an option. I simply couldn't handle frogging all that lace (Of course I noticed this mistake after I completed the entire lace section.)
Thinking on the problem a bit I came up with the idea of duplicate stitch but with purl bumps instead of smooth knit stitches. That solution proved a bit difficult to wrap my brain around performing, but simple embroidery back stitch worked out wonderfully. I've only done this one out of my 23 repeats and although it is time consuming the result is perfect I think you'll agree. My plan is to do a couple at a time to break up all that knitting in the stockinette section.
Speaking of the stockinette section what do you think about the stripes? I made them 3 rows stripes and am wondering if narrower would be better. I knit them using this "jogless" technique I watched on YouTube. I love YouTube knitting videos. It's so much easier to see what's happening than deciphering pictures in a book I think. There are short rows that happen in the shoulder section of this sweater so I might switch back to the solid fawn color when they occur and stay in the one color all the way to the bindoff. Hopefully that will balance out the lace section.
Well, my son is still out so I might sneak in a bit of knitting time too. Until next time, bye-bye!