Sunday, November 17, 2013

Oops

In my very last post  I excitedly claimed that I was going to knit Spice Road, exactly as written, except 20 percent longer to compensate for the Rowan Denim gauge shrinkage. Remember? And I (really, thought I) did. I knit the sleeves first, mainly in Melbourne and Morwell. Then I knit the back, in a very long day were I went to Warrnambool. And then, in Marysville on the weekend (for a fun run, not for work) I started the right front. As I started it, I realised there had to be buttonholes somewhere, so I checked the instructions. Nothing in the pattern. Odd. Then I checked the making up instructions which suggest you sew on the buttons, opposite the existing eyelets. What eyelets? My pattern doesn't have eyelets. I had no internet in Marysville, and I has selected the "print only one picture" option from Knitty, but I squinted at that one picture and realised that, when the pattern said "work 3 rows of eyelet rib... continuing in set rib" It meant that all the rib was meant to be eyelet rib. Here's an illustration of the eyelet rib:


I actually couldn't understand, when I first started knitting it, why there was so little of it, but now I know. I misread the pattern. Anyway, I decided to leave it as it is. I think it looks nice, just not what the pattern intended. I finished the left front on the train back from Wangarrata today, and here it is, all ready to be shrunk in the washing machine and sewn up.

I'm a bit nervous about the whole process, I have no idea if it is going to fit in any way shape or form, but I just now threw it in a 60 degree wash, so all shall be revealed, quite, quite soon.


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