To Rip or Not to Rip

One of my current works in progress is a bit nit picky and requires use of a technique that is totally new to me.  Well, it doesn’t exactly require the use, but it does aid in the speedy production of said project. Mainly, this lovely set of mittens by Spillyjane.  (This is the Rav link)

Yesterday, I was able to quietly meditate with yarn and pattern for a couple of hours, and completed a little over an inch of the work.

I laid it on my lap to admire how the pattern was moving, and I saw it.  Glaring at me.  I showed it to Odin, and he insisted it was all in my head, but I couldn’t get over it.  And really, I should have seen it coming.  My tension has changed.  In the beginning, I was first learning how to knit with two hands.  I know, sounds complicated.  Once you get the hang of it, it is remarkably easy and efficient.  My problem is that in the hour or so I had been working on the mitten, I had gotten used to the technique and my tension tightened.

I want to think I can steam block the finished mitten and the stitch variation will be less noticeable.  Apparently, no one else  can see it.  I think they are just being nice.

I keep working on it anyway, hoping that the errors will magically disappear and desperately searching for an alternative.  Do you have a suggestion?

Do I rip?  Or do I deal with it?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pattiisknittinginflashes
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 20:31:23

    You are not going to like my answer. The stitch variation is noticable and I don’t think steaming will fix it. You will not be happy with the finished product if you continue. Sorry.


  2. wooly ewe
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 05:41:28

    Oooh it looks beautiful though!! And such tiny needles! I think don’t rip it…


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