Sweater 911

I was sooo happy to finish my Shalom Cardigan (Stashbustin #18) that I snapped a few quick photos with my iPhone….

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I was so happy and excited! It fit great and I had the perfect button for it….and then I found them! Did anyone notice the two glaring mistakes in my sweater above? Here is one of them….



I totally messed up the sweater edge/ribbing. I know exactly what I did, I was on a purl row and purled row all the way across…sigh. This happened in two obvious places. I didn’t even notice until I was ALL the way done and bound off and washed/blocked.

After much brainstorming (drinking a little wine) and consulting of the online tutorials and blogs, I have settled on a solution. I have lots of yarn left over. So I am going to cut a small length and with a tapestry needle sew over the stockinette stitch to create an artificial garter ridge. So that is my mission today is to fix these oops.

Wish me luck! I hope to have a success story to share with you later….fingers crossed!!

11 thoughts on “Sweater 911

  1. oh no! what a nightmare! You’re a much braver person than I am…I can’t even imagine cutting into it like you describe. I would just be a big puddle of disappointment and frustration. I’ll be waiting to see how it turns out…and crossing my fingers that it works 🙂

  2. It still looks very nice. I didn’t notice the errors till you mentioned them. I love the color. I may have to attempt the pattern.

  3. Oh no!!! … been there done that, but found top-stitching never looked right to me. You might be a handier stitcher than I, though. If it were me, I’d opt to carefully remove one row of sts, then either graft or 3-ndl bind off.❤

    • I did the top stitch yesterday. It doesn’t look perfect up close like you said. But when I view the garment as a whole it blends well enough I’m going to leave it. I like the idea of the 3 needle solution, going to keep that on mind 🙂

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