Tuesday, November 20, 2007

DOH!


I was just sitting here admiring the first sleeve of my sweater and noticed a mistake. WAY. DOWN. AT. THE. BOTTOM. Where the white arrow points there should be another row of "old gold". NO WAY am I frogging this so now this question is do I repeat the mistake on the second sleeve so they match or do it correctly?

If I do the second sleeve correctly there is a small chance I would go back and cut off the bottom of the first sleeve to fix it instead of ripping all the way back. However, if I repeat the mistake on the second sleeve do you think it will then look ok with the body will look done correctly?

6 comments:

Mona said...

How about darning over it? It would leave a little bump but might be preferable.

Leah M said...

I would fix it. But I'm a perfectionist that way. Honestly, you or another knitter would probably be the only ones who noticed it. Someone else may if they sat and stared are it too long.

Jenny said...

I think you should repeat the mistake on the second sleeve. It will look fine with the rest of the body. Since it is right at the beginning rather than somewhere in the middle no one should notice.

Knittings Nice! said...

Like Jenny I would just repeat it...whose to know they will be admiring the gorgeous fairisle work too much.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I think I've decided to fix it...I'm thinking cut it through the row of black since there is only one row of that it won't interfere with anything. Then I could reknit the black row onto the bottom part and graft the bottom to the top using the gold.

Melissa said...

I like your grafting idea. I'd just duplicate it on the second sleeve, though. I doubt if anyone would ever notice.