Thursday, April 12, 2007

Technical difficulties

I picked up this sock again a couple of days ago; I knit the heel flap, turned the heel, started on the gusset, then set it aside. This morning I was happily knitting along until I noticed this.

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See that weird purl ridge? There are only a few stitches there now, but I had about 18 stitches that were most definitely out of place. I decided to go ahead and fix the problem now by dropping the stitches one by one, letting them unravel a couple of rows to the incorrect row, then using my crochet hook to correct the stitch. What I didn't expect was the appearance of the orange yarn that's now hanging there! What?!

For every stitch I fix, the orange loop grows a little longer. How is that possible? I can't even figure it out. The only thing I know to do now is to pull that offending loop inside the sock, cut it, then weave in the ends when the sock is done. What do you think? I guess this will be the "wonky" sock of the pair!

Update: My evil plan for repairing this problem did not work! After much frustration and gnashing of teeth, I'm now back to a workable spot.

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Pretty, eh?


Carole Knits said...

How strange! Were you knitting in your sleep or something?

Natalie said...

Yep, just pull it through to the inside, snip, and weave in the 2 ends. No one will EVER know.

Even you will forget about it!

Rani said...

It will be worth it! The yarn is lovely. Will you post what yarn it is?

Leslie said...

Rani, the yarn is Regia Canadian Colors #4732, purchased from

Kyra said...

My guess is that you might have knit in the wrong direction by mistake for a few stitches?