So, I’ve made a bit of progress since the last post – not as much as I’d like, but we’re getting there!
Day 9 (a whopping 2 rows!):
Day 10 (started the left sleeve!):
I have a dilemma now, however. I just realized that I’ve been doing the v-neck decreases incorrectly (they should have been worked the opposite of how I actually worked them!) I’m not sure what to do.
I should have worked them so that the last stitch hides behind the decrease – and the pattern is not interrupted. As worked the decrease line is obvious. 🙁
(It should have been k2tog on the left and ssk on the right, but I worked ssk on the left and k2tog on the right!)
Here are my choices:
1. Leave it alone and a) Continue to work the decreases incorrectly. It’s a design feature! or b) Work the decreases correctly from now on, but risk attention being drawn to the mistake.
2. Rip back to the start of the decreases and work them correctly. (Ripping back would set me back about 2 days worth of work!) NOT going to happen. If I wasn’t aiming for a deadline I just might do this.
3. Drop the columns of stitches down and fix the mistakes. I figure this will take a few hours to do. And the fact that it’s 2-color fair isle will make it a bear to do. If it was plain one-color stockinette, I’d do this in a heartbeat!
I’m heavily leaning in the direction of #3, simply because I hate the fact that there’s a mistake like this, and right at the neckline, too. But maybe my perfectionism needs to be squashed in this instance. I’m really not sure!
What do you guys think?
I’m going to finish my first sleeve (hopefully today) and start the second sleeve, so I have a little while to decide what I want to do about it.
Happy Knitting! (and may you learn from my mistake!!)