Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford

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Knitting dilemma

From my project page for my "Color Affection" shawl (that I am calling my "Affectionate Tri-Colour Shawl"):

03:24 on Wed 17 Oct:
I am seriously contemplating ripping this out and starting again. I am on row 253 in the striped section (not bad for less than two days!) but way back on about row 38 or 39 my gauge changed considerably. For one row. This row has been taunting me since about row 50 and I have tried not to be the perfectionist pedant that I usually am but it is really getting to me.

Whilst I could finish the whole shawl and try to block it out, I would rather rip out and restart whilst I am on the simpler part of the shawl, before I start the short rows, than find out that it is just too drastic to block out and have to reknit the whole thing again from beginning to end.

I am really enjoying this knit and it is going pretty quickly so ripping it out and starting again will not be a huge hardship. I am going to finish this row, then put it to one side and sleep on it. Part of me thinks that I will not change my mind but I might come up with a way to tease the stitches tighter and lose the extra yarn, or something.
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