Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A Purple Predicament

Did you see what happened to my circular knitting needle mid-project? *shock-horror-gasp* It went and broke on me. I mean, honestly, the cheek!

knitting needle fail

If you've ever had a circular needle you might understand the importance of the cable being attached.... Well I'm happy to say that I got a new knitting needle and I've managed to finish the project. It's lovely and soft, but I think I cast-off too tightly.

The cowl is meant to be stretchy enough to go three times around your neck. Mine is, but only on the cast-on edge. Whoopsie. The cast off is too tight, so I can only get it around twice.

It's still nice and soft, so I can't really complain I guess. Being the first ever thing I have knitted fully by myself in about ...ever... I am proud of it. But let's face it, there are things which could be better:

  1. It should of course be equally stretchy on both sides/ends.
  2. There are a few reversed stitches a couple of places. This resulted in rib effect rather than the seed effect.
  3. It's too narrow when only wrapping around twice.
I can't really do anything about point 1 or 2 without unravelling the whole thing and starting over. Not.going.to.happen.
Finished - do you see the ribbing?

So I will work on point 3 instead. I'll work some crochet edging along both sides and extend it this way instead. Hurray for multi-craftiness!

I'll post an update as soon as I'm done


Lydia Criss Mays said...

I think the imperfections make it splendidly perfect and give it beautiful character!

Happy seeing beautiful!

HüG said...

Thank you Lydia :) I'm still undecided whether it's a keeper or a flogger...