I fixed the problem of my right and wrong knitting sides on the In Threes cardigan being confused. On row 37, which should have been straight knit all the way across, I had knit across for about 70 stitches, then for some unknown reason had knit all the way back again rather than continuing across the row. Unravelling identified the problem fairly swiftly (“oh no, that’s what happened, how could I have been so stupid” or words to that effect.) The good news is that I only needed to unravel part of row 38 and all of row 37, rather than back to row 35 where I thought I’d introduced the error. With 189 stitches per way that’s a fair bit of effort saved. Because of course I wouldn’t screw up any of the shorter rows, would I? That would be far too sensible.
Correct number of stitches back on needle? – CHECK
Stitches all pointing the right way – WHO CAN TELL – but probably
Correct size needle tips swapped back onto cable – YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASS
Right. While I was waiting for Small Girl to go to bed I had a quick go at the Babette square pattern with some left over yarn. It’s not too bad at all. I need to do a little work on tidying the centre ring and on reducing the slight line that’s visible where each row joins to itself, but I am cautiously optimistic that I can do justice to the pattern. Nearly time to buy yarn!
I’ll know tomorrow if I really have fixed the knitting problem. Is it bad that I’m considering celebrating my first solo fault-finding and fix with a new set of crochet hooks? 🙂