Ready for my closeup
Published On: August 22, 2019

This is the knitting equivalent of ‘let’s zoom in reeeeeeeeal close on your nose and make you feel bad about your pores.’  Gather round.⁠

See it?  I’ll sing the ‘one of these things is not like the other’ song for you in the background.  See how on most of the clusters, there are three columns of knit stitches…but on one there are four?  Yeah…that’s no good.

Here, let’s show it off again, in all it’s messed up glory.  Right there in the middle.

I should have ripped it.  I should have, it wouldn’t have taken long, and it would have been totally fixed.  But the idea of ripping out six rows just made me want to cry.  So, instead of ripping back like a competent adult human who knows how to knit and actually enjoys knitting, I decided to brute force it.⁠  I took my tail and used it to duplicate stitch over the two extra stitches (a knit, a purl) and pull them together into one column of twisted knits.⁠

Now, that’s before blocking…so it looks sort of poufy and raised up right now.  In fact, it looks a little worse than before I fixed it (there, I said it, so you don’t have to).  BUT, after blocking, it will lay down and be damn near invisible.  Why?  Because blocking is magic, that’s why.  See?

Go ahead…find the one that’s doubled.  You totally can see it if you look hard enough.  But I don’t think it’s the sort of thing that will have people stopping me on the street in shocked horror asking me how I could allow myself to be seen in public in such a state!

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