Silver lining in every cloud

I’m in the midst of one of those knits that you want to throw in a mud puddle curse loudly and creatively at shove in the bottom of my WIPs box. But I can’t because it’s a custom order and dammit I can do this! The most disheartening thing is that it’s not fancy lace, or even complicated cables. It’s simple garter stitch and

First shot, I slipped the last stitch for a clean edge, but that messed up my stripes.


Second shot I cleaned up my colour changes, keep the slipped stitch edge but…misread the pattern and was increasing every other row instead of every fourth row.


So now, I am determined to get this right, because dammit it’s a simple garter stitch triangle! I can do this!

As my friend pointed out, there is a silver lining. The wool? The fabulous resistant, doesn’t mind being frogged twice…

Is cashmere and silk. yum


And coupled with that aqua colour…beauty


I tried to convince myself I didn’t need to frog the second attempt. I’d knit to row 180. It was a lot of garter knitting. But I did pull it back and seeing the proper elongated triangle, I am happy but it really is a better look.

…old and busted


…new hotness.


It’s a different stripe for different types scarf, knit in Tanis Fiber Arts Red label, which is a wool/cashmere/silk fingering weight. (Like a cloud). 4 mm needles.


And now if you’ll excuse me, I have a lot of garter to do!


16 thoughts on “Silver lining in every cloud

  1. Oh good grief, that’s so frustrating! And as much as you know the effort will be worth it, there’s something soul-destroying about having to rip out so much hard work. Good luck with the latest attempt!

  2. I hate frogging a project and hold out as long as I can, when I finally do frog, I’m glad I did, when I try to soldier on without frogging, all I can see is my mistake. Drives me nuts!

  3. I find sometimes I end up making more mistakes with simple projects than I do with the complicated ones. It’s like my brain switches off and I forget silly things like counting how any rows I’m on or doing an accidental yarn over like a newby knitter again. Frustrating!

    Hope third time round works for you, it’s lovely looking yarn 🙂

  4. Oooh…cashmere and silk yarn–lovely! I’m truly sorry for your frustrations, but as a newbie knitter, it’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one having to rip out my knitting because of mistakes! Your project looks beautiful and I can’t wait to see the finished product! Aloha, Lori

  5. Beautiful color combination! I am in love. I have been eyeing that pattern for awhile, but I just finished a garter asymmetrical triangle scarf so….

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