>I never finished the sleeveless top that I started yesterday. I did the front and the back and sewed them together so I just need to crochet the armbands and the neckband. But I don’t think I’ll bother, it hasn’t turned out very well . I don’t know whether it’s because I measured my tension square wrong or what but it seems to have knitted up too big.
Anyway, this afternoon I decided to start on the next project in the ribber book – a tuck stitch top. It started off alright, I did 60 rows of 1×1 rib with no problems at all. The trouble started when I came to do the tuck stitch pattern – the machine just wouldn’t have it at all. This is what happened:
It kept dropping the stitches and snapping the wool. After the second attempt went wrong I decided to check the sponge bar. It was as flat as a fart. It’s my own fault really because I never did buy a new one, I just bodged it with some weather stripping which was supposed to be temporary until I got a new one. So I bodged it again with some more weather stripping and had another go at doing the tuck stitch pattern. Still no joy. Then I had a quick read of the ribber manual and it mentioned using the close knit bar which is something that was missing when I bought the ribber. So I’ve come to the conclusion that if I buy a new sponge bar and a close knit bar I will be able to knit this tuck stitch sweater. The trouble is that I think I had just the right amount of wool to make it but now I’ve wasted some of it when it all went wrong. I can see this ending up as another one of my stripey creations like the cardigan I finished last week.
Does anyone know of any other reason why the machine wouldn’t knit the tuck stitch pattern?
Talk to you later,