Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Warning: Not For The Faint of Heart!

Let me start by saying thanks for the comments and to answer some of your questions:

Jill asks:
"You know the trick of stitching over the incorrect twist?"

I have never tried this method but it looks very interesting. I guess if I was ever put into a situation where that was my only solution, then perhaps I would try.

Knitterary asks:
"Ouch. I'd be worried about laddering down that particular cable. And about laddering down that close to the cast-on. What are you going to do?"

Well, I figured the best option was to do just that ... and ladder I did:



Scary? I know. It's not an easy task taking this method on, but it is by no means impossible to do. Here is how I worked it out:

I pulled out each ladder until I was down to the wrong cable, switched the order and keep the stitches live on a dpn.



Each ladder represents a row and every fourth row was a cable row.



I use the ladder as if it was my active yarn, making sure to tug on the first stitch. This will keep the cable from being to wonky. I then keep the middle stitches loose which will in turn make the last stitch fairly tight. When everything is said and done blocking will help any unevenness.



After a several long hours my St. Brigid is back on the right track.



Sigh. Now everything is right with the world!

8 comments:

Yarnsnob said...

Damn, you are one brave knitter. Kudos to you for having the nerve to drop those stitches and for a flawless repair!

Bethany (yarnorgy) said...

What you accomplished here is nothing less than phenomenal!

A :-) said...

OMG. You are a Knitting Goddess. I can't believe you did this. You ROCK, girl!

Knitterary said...

It looks great! I probably would have ripped it. You're braver and more patient than I!

Rebecca said...

Oh dear lord. That almost made me throw up! You are so brave! Wow. I bow before your knitting skills. /phew

Kirstin said...

I hope a good stiff drink was involved in that maneuver. I'd definitely need one!

nia said...

Sugoi naa! Amazing! I bow to your courage and your skill! :-) I have tried that on a SMALL project... and ended up just ripping out the whole thing (and never getting back to it *sigh*) Omedetou gozaimasu! Congratulations!

Tricia said...

Yahoo for you!