I wanted to make some fingerless mitts for myself. Why Not? I’ve made at least 8 pairs and given them away. It’s my turn.
I loved the free pattern “Treads” so I started a pair for me a few weeks ago.
Then other things got placed ahead of the mitts.
I picked them back up yesterday and finished one. My gauge was off. It was way too big.
Started it again.
Still not right.
Started it a third time and realised I dropped a stitch below the Lateral Braid and there was no way to fix it.
I gave up. I still love the pattern. It is well written and has excellent directions for making a Lateral Braid. I didn’t like the yarn I was using. And I must have short hands since the finished mitt did not fit my hand the way it does in the pattern.
How many times do you start or restart a pattern before abandoning it?
You start it agaib ubtil you get it right,
Don;t give up.
if it isn’t right after one rip and redo i throw it away . i have no patience . just go buy one finished .
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Since you still like the pattern after all that, get some yarn you do like, and keep trying it on as you go!
You know me. I have no patience for knitting. But you are up for sainthood in that department. I don’t know how you do it. I thought of you during that big storm. Did you get a lot of snow? I’m here (NC) safe and sound, and am loving life again. It will be ages before I can start crafting, but I am happy to be in front of the computer. Patsye