WIP Wednesday 17.01.18

Current WIP count: 5

I hit a major snag with my swirl hat last week. I made a mistake, probably while I was watching The Flash finale, which would have been fine if I’d sorted it immediately.

But of course, I didn’t notice it until five or six rounds later

That stitch right there was where I went wrong. It doesn’t look too bad here, but the further round it went the more it threw the spirals out of alignment.

So I had to tink back five or six rounds, with yarn that seems to be 80% velcro and 20% stubbornness. Argh!

The good news is I did manage to fix it, and I’m now much more aware of mistakes as and when I make them.

The less good news is that I have very little to show for a week’s progress

Last week


This week (isn’t lighting funny!)


Oh well, at least I’m back on track now.

How’s everyone else doing? Got some fun WIPs to share? Let me know in the comments!



30 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday 17.01.18”

  1. Good thing you caught it sooner rather than later. a similar thing just happened to me with my ribbed hat (luckily not spiral). Except, I noticed a hole – a knit stitch where a purl should have been right in the front on the forehead – when I started reducing the top. I’ll just mask it with yarn πŸ™‚ your hat is looking so nice!

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  2. I am glad you found the mistake and were able to go back and fix it! Ah, the lessons we learn! I do think it is much easier to fix crochet mistakes than knitted ones! I made an error one time and couldn’t figure out how to fix it, so I frogged the whole thing and started over! ( a couple of years ago)

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    1. The premise is the same; pull on the tail and watch your hours of work undo in seconds, but I think it’s different in the round. As far as I know you’d have to take the whole thing off the needles, frog only as much as you needed, and then thread every single stitch back on.
      I did tinking instead – knitting backwards until I got to the mistake

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      1. Ahhh I see. Bloody hell though 🐸ING is crap at the best of times. Imagine threading stitches back on aaaaaaaargh. I’d still like to learn though but can’t fathem it. Least it wasn’t the end of your work and spotted it!! It’s coming on nicely though


  3. Beautiful work, Hannah. The hat is coming along so nicely; I really like the diagonal stitch pattern. Good on you for tinking back to fix the hat. I really enjoy making hats on DPNs, too. This one will be a beauty, I’m sure. πŸ™‚


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