Irksome Issue


As a seasoned fiber artist and a fairly obsessive knitter, I like to think I have it all together (at least in the creative realm).  My knitting/crocheting portfolio includes everything from sweaters to dolls and I usually believe there is nothing I can’t tackle.  

So when my middle son (age 15) asked for a new watch cap, I didn’t think twice about choosing a unique pattern and getting started.  The very pronounced rib is created by knitting in the back and creating a twisted stitch.  I was loving the results until last night when it came time to reverse my work so that the rib started jutting off at an angle.  From a distance it looks great, but up close…

A hole!  

Executing the turn was easier than I expected and is something I probably could have come up with myself if I had put a bit of thought in to it, but I obviously made a boo-boo.  Now I’m stuck with this irksome hole.  I absolutely despise ripping stitches when I knit, so I am hoping to minimize the damage when I block the hat.  If that doesn’t work, I’ll have to get out my trusty crochet hooks and hobble together a patch.  

I’ll give you an update when I blog the completed hat.  

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