I have been working a pattern from Michael del Vecchio's "Knitting With Balls" and have come up against a roadblock. The pattern is for Hiking Boot Socks, found on pages 66-69. I have gotten to the heel turn, yes I know that it is the most difficult part of a sock, but the stitch instructions do not add up. The stitches that are to be knit together do not fall on the gaps, the marker is not in the proper place to be slipped when told to do so... I brought the instructions in to my local
yarn/knitting store but we were still unable to perform the stitches called for in the pattern.
This is what it says to do...
Row1: K9 sl marker K2tog K1 turn
Row2: P2 sl marker P2tog P1 turn
Row3: K2 sl marker K2tog (knitting one stitch from either side of the gap together)
Row4: P4 sl marker P2tog (purling one stitch from either side of the gap) P1 turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4, continuing to K2tog or P2tog one stitch from either side of the gap and working one more stitch then turning the work, until 1 st remains beyond the gap on either side. Work the final rows as follows:
Row1: Knit to 1 before gap and K2tog turn.
Row2: Purl to 1 before gap and P2tog (8 sts rem)
Like I said, the gaps do not line up. The pattern says knit 2 stitches together one from either side of the gap, but the gap is 1 or 2 stitches away. Or it say to slip P4 and sl marker, but you just slipped the marker 2 stitches earlier before and turned so it's only 2 stitches away. Does anyone have any idea what i might be doing wrong?
Last year, more like last summer, i came across this here comunity of knitters and I posted a cry out for help as I was working on this Karabella Leaf Lace shawl that I knew had errors in it.
Minutes after that post, MMario and others volunteered to help me. After an quick exchange of emails MMario solved the mystery and pointed out the missing/erroneous stitches to complete the pattern.
To make a long story short, I got caught up with other projects and then Holiday knitting. It is now January and I have managed to complete it! Hurray!
So a big shout out to MMario - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! For the help you extended this knitter:)
Pictures attached of my lovely shawl. Oh and I got a whole bunch of complements while at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat this weekend:)
I'm thinking about knitting a dog sweater for a charity auction here in Tulsa. Its for the Pet Assistance Welfare Society and my LYS is donating a gift certificate with it if I do. Do you guys know of a good resource for patterns? I thought I would even check online..but don't know where to look! Just thought I would put it out there!
Ok, ok - I've been enjoying all your handiworks and thought I'd post a few of my recently completed stuff.
This scarf was a holiday gift for my piano teacher. It doubles as a 'get out of recital free' pass!
I used up some cool bits of my stash - some Manos, a little cashmere, some vintage satin ribbon that faded in the shop window, and some cheap novelty yarn I stumbled across at Tuesday morning.
Cast on longways using 36" size 17 circs, knit flat, plain stockinette stitch.
The only thing I don't really like about this method is that the bindoff side tends to curve a little, even with great care to bindoff loosely.
The above pic is without flash, and shows the colors more truly. The attached one shows more of the detail.
I started the felted messenger bag from knitty.com:
and I'm nearly through with the body of it - I just realized last night (in a sweat and panic) that I was supposed to use TWO strands of yarn together - I used only ONE - (the gauge swatch that I didn't do said that gauge was determined using size 13 needles, and two strands of yarn held together) - but the directions just said "cast on 52 stitches" (or something like that) - boo - I was wondering what you guys thought - do you think it'll still turn out like a messenger bag or not? Opinions?
I am going to finish it either way (using just single strand like I have been) - and I'll let you know what it looks like. I'll probably use 2 strands together for the strap to make it more stable...
I'm curious, and frustrated at the same time - I plan to modify this pattern some and make more of these, so it's not a total loss...