Wonky Button Bands

My Leksak now has finished button bands. Are they still button bands when there are no buttons? Nevertheless, I had a great time working on this. But I do admit to plowing through them at a pretty good clip after the kids’ bedtimes. And that may have triggered a bit of wonkiness in the bands.

I for SURE did not county my stitches as I was picking up each side. Even though the pattern told me to, I thought “it will be fine”. And you know what? It’s okay but not great. I can totally tell one side has a few more stitches than the other. I kinda stretched the bands for this photo so it’s not as noticeable. I get so little knitting time these days I can’t really face ripping it out and re-doing it right now. I think I’m going to finish the sleeves and block it before I decide. I mean acrylic really isn’t known for “blocking out” problems. I just need time to think on it before I decide.

As for the sleeves, I have one done! And I made a happy accident. Instead of starting my round at the underarm when I picked up the live I managed to get distracted by Netflix and start at the back of the arm.

You know what? I kind of like it. I didn’t take the time to remember/look up/actually do any jogless stripe technique. So now the jog is at the back of the sweater where on a baby you won’t actually see it as much. (Honestly, jogs never really bothered me all that much.) This placement kind of made sense in my brain and I think I will repeat it on the second sleeve!

Happy Knitting!!

5 thoughts on “Wonky Button Bands

  1. I agree – no wonkiness! Once I completed an ENTIRE sweater and my gauge had been off (no need to check that!) so the sweater was huge and loose. I couldn’t stomach ripping it out and redoing it right away. I set it aside and about a year later tackled it and finished it! You bet I checked my gauge this time. 😉

  2. I think it all looks great! The bands look fine, and if you do the same starting point on the other sleeve, it is a design feature 🙂 Seriously with the bands – it probably looks a little wonky to you here all stretched out flat. In real life it is going to be on your adorable baby, and no one will notice any tiny discrepancies.

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