Back To Old Reliable – Again
One of the nice things about being frustrated with a knitting or crochet project is I can always return to an old reliable project. A knitter’s version of “time out” for a bad project.
Keep An Old Reliable Project On Hand
Warning: The Little Hearts tutorial may cause frustration!
I have ripped out the latest Little Hearts Wrap three times now. The sad part is that I know what I’m doing wrong. Even sadder is that I don’t know how to find my mistake and fix it.
If you watched the short video tutorial for this stitch, you might be scratching your head. It’s a very simple stitch. The pattern stitch is hardly more complex than garter stitch. But then again, I admit to finding it difficult to fix dropped stitches when I’m doing garter stitch. That’s a different story.
There are a few basic problems I’m having:
- First of all, I’m working on 340 stitches (lengthwise rectangular wrap).
- My hand muscles don’t have this stitch “memorized” completely yet.
- I’m working on the project whilst doing other things that require some attention.
The stitch pattern is done over an even number of stitches. When I’m executing the part where I cross the two elongated stitches by knitting into the second stitch (through the first stitch), I sometimes forget to knit the first elongated loop. In essence, I’m decreasing one stitch.
Unfortunately, I don’t realize I’ve made this mistake until the end of the second row after the mistake is made.
I really love how this stitch pattern looks. And I love the color of this yarn and how it’s working up as a bright, Spring-time wrap. I will eventually go back to it.
But for now, it’s back to the old reliable Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf.
So until Little Hearts is out of time-out, I am back to finishing my latest Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf.
I’m still loving how well the Ball and Skein yarn is blending with the Cascade Heritage Paint yarn. I only have one more repeat of the cross-over stitch row to complete, so this scarf is almost finished.