start again

I am so frustrated with myself. I totally misread a pattern and have had to rip out 3 days work. It was when I was towards the end of the second ball of Debbie Bliss that I realised my mistake. Looking back at the pattern it was increase 6 stitches the next 6 rows. For whatever reason I increased only 1 stitch each of 6 rows

Oh well, it could have been worse I guess.
Gabriel's picture

Don't beat yourself up so much....we have all done that. We all got equally frustrated!!!! The good news is that you will probably only go that far with a mistake once!!! Ok, maybe twice?!?! Nevertheless, we must remember that knitting is for FUN!!!! We get too bogged down with the details.....who knows maybe if you had continued with the mistake, it could have been a one-of-a-kind original work of art!

Good luck Martin,



Knipper's picture

Your experience is definitely "a join the club" type of one.  Has happened before and can always happen again.  One thing I have learned about patterns is to read them through before starting and to trust my instincts if something seems off.  At times because of space, a key phrase is left out...and we know what happens from there.

On a lighter note, remember it is knitting and when one project becomes frustrating put it down and pick up another.  Knitting is art and stimulating but it should also be fun.  You will do fine.

Knit away, knit awa

Dear Knipper and Gabriel,
Thanks for the words of encouragement. You are great buddies.

"They say best men are moulded out of faults; and, for the most, become much more the better for being a little bad." William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure