I created a pattern in Knitware for a jumper in that awful blue yarn. It was a hip length, ballet neck jumper with a folded hem.
I started knitting the back and after I’d folded the hem I knitted two more rows in stocking stitch then did a six row pattern using eyelets to make a simple lace pattern.
It seemed to be going well but when I’d got past the armhole shaping and was nearly at the back neck shaping it was obvious that it just wasn’t going to work. The hem was way too heavy and just by looking at it I knew that it was going to stick out and look stupid.
I removed it from the machine.
The reason that I’d made it with a folded band was because I just know I won’t be able to knit it with the Ribmaster to make a proper rib and I think re-forming the stitches won’t work either.
So how was I going to do it? I’m so thick at times. It’s obvious isn’t it? Do a mock rib hem – why didn’t I think of that in the first place?
I created a new pattern. This time it’s just a regular length rather than hip length and I’m not doing the rows of eyelets. It’s also going to be a v-neck rather than a ballet neck.
I knitted the back this afternoon and it’s much better than the first one I knitted. The mock rib hem looks much better than the plain hem I did last time.
There may come a time, I don’t know when that might be, when I manage to get something right first time without having to pull it out and re-knit it. Maybe the next one I knit will be the one.
Talk to you later,
- Bad Yarn (myknittingmachinesandme.wordpress.com)