Annis – The Beginning

I’m knitting a shawl. In fact, I’m knitting a bright pink shawl. A bit out of the norm for me, eh?

The shawl is Annis, from Kitty Spring+Summer 2010. The yarn is “cotton flake” laceweight I was given as a gift for knitting some socks. (I bet you knew socks would figure in this somehow.)

So far I’ve done three rows. Three rows of 363 stitches. If this were a pair of socks, I would have actually knit 17 rows.

Annis - three rows in

All of those things hanging off my needles are stitch markers, marking the 29 pattern repeats. It jingles when I move it. 😉

There are three rows in this pattern with nupps, which are sort of like pretty bobbles. However, they are kind of a pain to do, especially when you aren’t using needles with really pointy tips. (I’m using my Denise Interchangeables, which have moderately pointy tips.) I’m thinking about replacing them with some clear beads, which will have the added benefits of giving the shawl just a bit more weight and a little bit of sparkle.

In other knitting news, I’ve almost finished the Liesl for my mom. All that is left is to bind it off… and fix the button band.  Somehow I managed mess up the garter stitch pattern a couple of times, so I have a spot a few rows down that looks like this (the oval shows where there should be a ridge):

Oops, no garter stitch here

It isn’t much of a problem, really. I just need to drop down those three stitches about ten rows and do everything back up properly. It will take me less than a half an hour, and some quiet time to concentrate.

The problem comes in  here:

Oh dear, is that the top of the sweater?

This mistake is a little further up the sweater. See that edge? That’s the neckline, where I started… I’m going to have to think really hard about whether or not I want to drop stitches down that far. I could do it, but it would be a lot of work, and if I messed it up I would be in serious trouble.

What would you do?



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2 Responses to Annis – The Beginning

  1. Annie says:

    You are always working on such fun knitting projects. Personally, I have a ‘no frogging’ policy unless absolutely necessary. But I’m not even close to caring about perfection. Depends on your own nature as to what will make you happy. I would leave the sweater alone.

  2. Erica says:

    That’s going to be one pretty shawl when it’s done!

    As for your sweater – I think the answer depends on you….. Do you think that every time you look at the sweater all you’ll notice is the little error at the neckline? If so, then you probably need to rip or it’ll quietly drive you *crazy* over time. If not, then let it go and don’t worry about it!

    Good luck either way!