Last night I was going to cast on for my Persistence is Key. I have a bad habit of glancing at the instructions and not reading every word. I needed to cast on 86 stitches so I cast on 86 stitches. Then, I read “Cast on 86 stitches using cable cast on.” I had used the backwards loop. I ripped out the cast on and started doing the cable cast on. My cable cast on just isn’t as nice as my long tail cast on so I ripped it about and again cast on 86 stitches using the long tail.
Then I read the next step and your next row is on the right side of the fabric but with a long tail cast on, your first row is the wrong side and there is a difference in those cast on stitches.
I had to rip back and do the cable cast on. I could have read the instructions and cast on once. Instead, I didn’t read the instructions, then made an uninformed decision about what to do and ended up casting on four different times!
This red is so pretty! That’s the collar. I will be knitting on this most of the day . . I hope!