After a series of unfortunate events, the Mystery Medallion Shawl (Ravelry link or Knitting Like Crazy blog) from last week’s WIP Wednesday post was frogged. I noticed a mistake when I posted progress pics, checked the pattern, and sure enough there were two extra yarn overs. I first decided I could live with it, then realized I’m not that strong. After much tinking/dropping/picking up and completely losing stitches, I had made a real mess of it. So, I took a deep breath and frogged the whole thing. Three days later, here I am — right back where I left off.
Now, I’m not a person who enjoys frogging and restarting. Mystery knitting is a bit blind and I think frogging this time was a good thing for several reasons.
Reason the first :: Rewinding the yarn allowed me to soften the cake a bit and the yarn has finally stopped twisting back on itself.
Reason the second :: I’m slipping the first stitch of the row instead of knitting. I like the edge this leaves.
Reason the third :: I’ve changed the way I do a couple of stitches and they seem to lay much better in the pattern. For the ssk – I slip the second stitch purlwise. And for the sl1 k2tog psso – I switched to sl2 k1 psso (slipping the first 2 stitches, knitting the next stitch and passing the 2 slipped stitches over) which makes a nice point to the stitch.
Please don’t misunderstand. This is a lovely pattern with very clear and well written instructions. None of the changes were really needed – just personal preferences. If you’re going to start over, well, you might as well make the best of it 🙂
What are you working on this week? I’m joining in with Tami’s WIP Wednesdays. Why not check out what other’s are up to today.
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