>I decided to have another go at knitting the sweater that keeps going wrong and guess what – it finally went right:
So what did I do differently this time?
Well, I altered the knobs on the tension mast to number 3, they were on number 4 before.
When I re-wound yesterday’s failure I waxed the wool as I was winding it which is something I don’t usually do.
After I’d knitted the ribbing I removed the ribber cast on comb.
Of the three things I did differently I think the one that mattered was probably the waxing of the yarn. I will have to get into the habit of doing that every time because it will probably save me from a lot of aggravation.
Another thing that I did differently was the rib. Last time I did 1×1 but this time I did 2×2 – the one where you have 2 up and 1 down on each needlebed. I think it looks better than the 1×1 rib.
I also shaped the shoulders by short rowing rather than by casting off so I should end up with a neater seam when I sew it up.
Hopefully when I get round to knitting the front it will go as smoothly as today’s knitting – fingers crossed.
Talk to you later,