Tink, frog, rippit

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s February Baby Sweater is kicking my behind.  I get to Row 10 in the Gull stitch and I have one less stitch when I get to the last repeat.  Happened twice.

If I didn’t need this sweater finished by September 10, I’d try again.  And again.  And again. Or however many times I needed to get it right.

Not this time. 

I really want to make this top-down sweater so…here it comes.  I’m going to alter the pattern.  I haven’t even made one sweater from this pattern and already I’m altering it.  Actually I’m just going to fuggetabout the lacy Gull stitch and knit stripes or something in stockinette with some other stitch.  But no yarn overs, k2tog or ssk.

So tonight I will be tinking, frogging, and rippitting (Is that a word?) back to where the garter stitch yoke goes into the lace pattern.

I’m sure you lace knitters (or anyone who’s completed this sweater) think I must be a knitting nightmare by giving up on such a simple stitch.  How would I ever make a shawl?!?  But in this case I know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.  And I’m folding this hand.

2 thoughts on “Tink, frog, rippit

  1. Oh, dear! You are missing the point of the February sweater! EZ was more interested in having you make a sweater following her formula, not her pattern! You are more in the spirit of the thing if you do it your own way. I am sorry that you had such a trial (and, yes, I do know what that is like!), but now you get to create something all your own. Yay for you! 🙂


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