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Knitting, Ripping, Learning (maybe)

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Knitting, Ripping, Learning (maybe)

Hi friends, I've gone and done it again: started knitting a sweater under a ridiculous self-imposed deadline. 208-365 The pattern is Gwendolyn, from Twist Collective's Fall 2010 issue. I've had the pattern and yarn for almost exactly a year. It took me that long to work up the courage – and work down the queue. 211-365 I want to wear it at Squam Art Workshops in six weeks. I've been knitting non-stop – even at picnics. magic I've been highlighting charts like crazy. (I've also been watching a lot of Bones. Like, all of Season Five. In four days. But I digress.) lifeline Things were going well, until yesterday. Things looked...lopsided. Oops: those decreases were supposed to happen at EACH end. I put in a lifeline and ripped. And then I ripped some more. Almost 30 rows. Almost all of Sunday's work. Gone. knit-knit I ate some cookies, then started again. Because I know that sometimes, knitting is a no pain, no gain proposition. 213-365 Six hours later: success! That's one sleeve, finished. Except.... screen-shot-2011-08-02-at-113328-am There's just one small problem. Can you see it? The mis-twisted cable? (Frankly, I blame Agent Booth.) At this point, I've got three options:
  1. Ignore it. This sort of thing is exactly why the phrases "wabi sabi" and  "design feature" were invented.
  2. Ladder down. It's possible to unravel just the five stitches in that column down 32 rows, rework the cable, and then work my way back up again.
  3. Rip it out. And then reknit the latter half of it for the second time. (In this case, I will definitely need to buy more cookies.)
I'm thinking #2. What would you do?
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