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 I.am.going.bananas.

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

Frogged.

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.

Frogged.

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

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And coupled with that aqua colour…beauty

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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

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…new hotness.

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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.

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

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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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