Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One of these things is not like the other...

I made a mistake

One of these things is not like the other... What do you think, Cookie Monster?

I really thought I'd have an FO post of my Wickerware Socks tonight, but something went horribly wrong.


Somehow, I managed to do the Kitchener Stitch backwards.

The last couple of stitches always seem to be wonky when I Kitchener Stitch. So I decided to consult the TECHknitting blog for advice. I didn't find out about the last stitches, but I did find this tutorial on how to do the Kitchener Stitch without a tapestry needle. I tried it, and something went wrong.

What happened?

I guess I shouldn't have tried to fix what wasn't broken. (I ended up switching to a tapestry needle halfway through anyway. It was faster with a tapestry needle, although I think this technique is good to know for when I don't have a tapestry needle.) Other than those last couple of stitches, my Kitchener Stitch is fine. The first sock was fine.

My next challenge is figuring out how to un-Kitchener Stitch. For tonight, this project goes in timeout.

1 comment:

SpinalCat said...

It'll seem really scary, but the yarn goes through each stitch twice so you have 2 chances to put the stitch back on a needle.