Monday, February 12, 2018

Not So Simple Scarf

I finished the super simple scarf...


Although, it turns out that even with something as simple as this, I can make a mistake.

Do you see it? Here's another view...


See it now? No?

Neither do I.

And that's a problem.

I cast on 21 stitches. Somewhere near the end, I had 22 stitches on the needle. Which means somewhere I gained a stitch.

I looked for it and looked for it. Ripped back several rows a few times. Still, I could not find the mistake. So, I chalked it up to a "design feature" and finished it off (while watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics).

If you do happen to see where the mistake is, please don't tell me. It's now a finished object, and it's going to stay finished. If I know where the mistake is, I'll be tempted to go and fix it, and I really should send it off to its intended recipient.

29 comments:

  1. I'm sure that person won't see it either.

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  2. Hi Liz - I like the colours ... and once wrapped happily around a neck ... we'll never notice and I certainly don't now! Cheers Hilary

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  3. I certainly don't see where the extra stitch is. It looks totally awesome and perfect.

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  4. It's lovely. Send it off. Hope your recepient doesn't see the mistake. I don't. If receipient complains tell her how the Amish work a mistake ito every quilt on purpose. That's your story and you're sticking to it. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. The recipient is 4-years-old. I don't think he's going to be looking too closely at it ;)

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  5. Colors are awesome. #22 is hidden there, and can be counted as a gift.

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  6. I only see a really fun scarf!

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  7. I like the colors. And yeah, me too. I can only see a nice scarf not the missing or extra stitch!

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  8. I learned to knit/ pearl in high school, I never learned to pick up stitches or drop them....according to a pattern but I can pick up and drop all day long on just a simple basic piece where it is not even called for! So....NO I do not see your mistake at all. I make mistakes in a lot of thing I do but.....most times I am the only one that knows they are there! Nice colors. Does it get cold enough in your section of Calif for knitted scarfs? HAHA...I know my son says if it drops to the 60's that Britney pulls out the sweat pants and tops! haha....I love it!

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    1. The scarf is for a nephew who lives in Ohio.

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  9. I've had that happen when knitting too. It's really hard to find the extra stitch in fuzzy yarn! I've learned to count every few rows when using fuzzy yarn to make sure I don't pick up a stitch.

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    1. Yeah, fuzzy yarns are hard to work with.

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  10. The Mennonites intentionally place a mistake in their creation because, according to their beliefs, only God can create something perfect. I can't tell at all and the scarf is really pretty...they will love it

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    1. Yeah, I'll just say the mistake was deliberate ;)

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  11. Oh That is lovely. You are so clever. Bugger the oops. Reckon I would put it down to poor counting, not poor knitting.

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    1. Thanks. Alas, I counted over and over and over again. It's the knitting, not poor counting.

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  12. LOL oh that would drive me crazy. Looks great, though :)

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  13. It looks great to me! I don't knit, so I don't know, is one extra stitch a really huge thing? It just sounds like it would be a tiny little thing.

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    1. Depends on the project. In this case, no.

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  14. Ohio! Everyone in that state could use a scarf this time of the year. "Keep on stitching" there's allot to stitch for.

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  15. Looks good to me! But to be fair, I'm not a very good knitter so I probably wouldn't be able to tell where the stitch was added in the first place.

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    1. I can't find it either. And I looked for it...

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