Friday, May 29, 2015
The value of counting
I made the mistake of not checking my stitch counts, as the pattern suggested, as I blithely knit my Simmer Dim shawl by Gundrun Johnston. I mean I successfully knit the aestlight shawl what could possibly go wrong. Turns out things could go wrong. And even though I had the feeling something wasn't right, my knitting looked much fuller then it seemed it should, I kept knitting. Even though it seemed I,was using much more yarn then the pattern or other Ravelry knitters used, I kept knitting. And in the end I had something that was similar to the pattern but clearly not the same. So I blocked it aggressively. And I will donate it to someone who will find a home for it. And some day I will knit the pattern again and count as the pattern suggests.