I started knitting the back of the crossover top in the racked tuck stitch. I won’t be finishing it. It was going alright until I came to do the armhole decreases and I got all confused. I thought I’d sorted it so I carried on to the shoulder decreases but I still had the wrong amount of stitches. So I just took it off the machine without casting off and this is what it looked like:
In the pattern you’re supposed to move the swing lever to 5 and knit 2 rows then move the swing lever to 4 and knit 2 rows. I think I must have forgotten to move the swing lever so that one setting had four rows instead of two which made the punchcard pattern go wrong. Or maybe I moved the swing lever to 6 instead of back to 4. I don’t know, I obviously did something stupid didn’t I?
Anyway, I decided to abandon the crossover top and try some more of the stitch patterns.
Here is a mock hairpin crochet:
In the book they used this pattern on a shawl and a smock top, neither of which would have been any good to me. It’s quite a nice stitch pattern though and it was easy to do. This one also has you moving the swing lever then knitting two rows and moving it back and knitting another two rows. So I would probably have managed to make a mistake in that one as well if I’d been distracted in the middle of it.
Another one I tried was this slip stitch rib:
Talk to you later,