The Long Knitting Mistake

One good thing about this hiatus is that I have been knitting a lot. For once, I'm trying to knit a bunch of smaller projects and use up random skeins of yarn instead of overwhelming myself with one giant project. I've gotten into the cowl craze and am using the opportunity to knit with some of the more interesting balls of yarn in my stash. But first, I must confront the ridiculous mistakes from my holiday knitting.

The good news? The Clapotis went pretty well despite a glaring error. I forgot to pick up the extra stitch every time I dropped the stitch so each repeat was one less stitch than what the pattern specified, and if you look closely one end is a little wider than the other, but you can't really tell and it looks fabulous on my mother in law.

I tried making this scarf (ravelry link), which is knit horizontally. I stupidly thought that since it was a scarf, it didn't matter if I did a gauge swatch and didn't notice that the yarn I was using was slightly larger than the worsted weight used in the pattern. So ladies and gentlemen, I present you with a scarf so long it's almost unwearable. I intended to give it as a gift, but I thought it would be ridiculous to ask the person, who is already kind of short, to wrap this scarf sixty times around their neck. Despite the mistake, I still think it's rather pretty.


This scarf would hit the floor if you didn't wrap it 10 times around your neck.



You can see both sides of the scarf. Wrong side on left, right side on right.


0 #1 knittykat 2011-01-24 19:05
Could you possibly fold it and sew it? It would shorten it by half & make it twice as wide. Is lovely though!
0 #2 Angela Pallatto Hockabout 2011-01-24 19:37
It's a lovely idea, one that I've considered, but if you can imagine. Even if I fold it in half, it's still way too long! :P

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angelafall2013smallI'm Angela. I'm an obsessed knitter.

Blogging about knitting since 2004.


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To sum up: husband has a job after two layoffs in 2013. Husband has been laid off for the fourth time in two years due to companies cancelling projects. I have two kids under the age of 5, we just moved in with my mother in law and I think I'm starting to get my mojo back. I've had writer's block for weeks. 

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