It seems there are some rules in life that you just keep relearning. The same is true in knitting. I think the #1 Rule in Knitting should be “LOOK AT YOUR WORK — OFTEN!” Sometimes I just get going on a pattern and knit, knit, knit. Like I did today working on my “Imagine When Gradient Shawl.”
I bought this kit about a year ago from Tolt Yarn and Wool at “Pitch and Stitch” with the Mariners. It included four skeins of Yoth Yarn in gradient shades of blue and the “Imagine When” pattern by Joji Locatelli. The original pattern was done in one color, but Veronika Jobe of Yoth Yarns included her notes for doing a gradient version in the kit. The sample they were showing was to die for!
In my last post I wrote about how I misread the directions by not reading closely, but after that I was off to a great start!
The bottom edge of the shawl has a picot edge and the top edge is straight. Here is a photo of the photo on the back of the pattern, “Imagine When…” by Joji Locatelli. The lines are beautiful!
I worked sections 1, 2 and 3 with no problem. Then I changed to the second lightest shade of blue for section 4 with no problem. When I started section 5 with the darker blue, I was sure that there was a misprint in the pattern and WS / RS were mixed up. I searched on line for any errata, but finding none I just continued on — big mistake! At first it looked sort of OK —
If you are beyond the beginner knitter stage you probably see the problem already! But I didn’t see it when I took this photo.
Then with only 12 more short rows left in Section 5, I laid down my knitting to admire it….and then I saw it….
Why did the straight edge change to a picot edge? And why isn’t the point of this section tucked beside the point of Section 4?
And why is this section inverted? Oh, No………..remember when I thought WS and RS were mixed up in the pattern and just kept on going? It wasn’t the pattern — it was me!
Frogging 62 rows right now just seems unsurmountable. So into time out it goes! I think July 5th may be when it comes out.