Friday, September 11, 2009

Dazed and confused :-(


I'm having two big problems with my Curvy Knits Diamond Yoke Cardigan. First, I can't figure out the edge stitch. Here are the instructions:

Beginning of row: (WS) Slip 1 st purlwise (edge st, slip on WS, knit on RS)...
End of row: p1 (edge st, purl on WS, slip purlwise on RS)

I think this means that on the wrong side, I should slip the first stitch at the beginning of the row and purl the last stitch. Conversely, on the right side, I need to knit the first stitch and slip the last stitch purlwise. Maybe. I don't know why this is so hard for me to figure out, but I know it's a problem because my edges look like sh*t:

My second problem: I am exceptionally unsure about the twisted rib that starts at the bottom of the sweater. I could go through the specifics, but the fact of that matter is that the directions just don't work. The second twist stitch should happen on the right side of the sweater, but if you follow the instructions, the twist stitch happens on the wrong side of the sweater. This has got to be a mistake. Maybe this is my first case of errata? Either that, or I'm dumb at worst or mistaken at best. I sent a message to Classic Elite asking what to do; we'll see what they say.

These snafus make me want to chuck the whole damn thing and go knit something else. I'm going to try and fix the edge stitches without frogging what I've done thus far. If I can, I'll move forward. If not, I'll be bellowing NEXT!

On a much more somber and important note, I'm feeling sad this morning remembering September 11. I live outside of Washington and grew up here, too; my father watched the Pentagon burn from his balcony in Georgetown. Those brave souls who fought the hijackers and died in Somerset County, PA, saved the lives of countless DC residents - and perhaps our government as well. The loss in New York, of course, was the worst. It's as unbelievable to me now as it was then. At the time, I said over and over again that things would never be the same. I was absolutely right.


  1. For the edges, on the WS, the first st is slipped, and the last st is purled, and on the RS, the first st is slipped and the last st is knitted.

    Could you be a little more specific where the WS twisted sts occur? Looking at the charts, they do all appear to be on RS rows, so perhaps something was mistaken when it was translated from chart to text.

    I'd love to help you out with this sweater design. It's a great design & a ton of fun to make. Feel free to e-mail me at kristen at classiceliteyarns dot com or give the office a call 800-343-0308 M-F 9 to 4:30 EST.

    Happy Knitting!
    Kristen :)

  2. How the *bleep* do you knit so fast?!