Probably Monday I started working on a colorwork sweater, Gilda. It’s more colorwork than I’ve ever done in a project and it has the corrugated ribbing so I was having to purl the back side so my purls looked a bit sloppy. I got through several inches of ribbing and started on the colorwork, realized I had twisted the whole thing when joining in the round. I decided the ribbing was too sloppy looking so I ripped back and started over.
Last night, I had done probably 4″ of knitting – all colorwork and somehow I had twisted it again. I thought I was being so careful but I wasn’t happy with the ribbing so I ripped back again.
The pattern calls for working the ribbing flat, then adding the steeking stitches, then joining in the round and I think that’s where I’m messing up so I decided just to add the steeking stitches and do the ribbing in the round. Hopefully the purl stitches on the ribbing will look better and I won’t twist it.
After almost an entire week of knitting, here’s where I am now . . not very far! If I mess up again, this project is going in time out for a while.
I’ve never steeked anything and I have no idea if it will make a difference that I’m going to knit the ribbing in the round and include it in the steek vs. following the pattern (knitting the ribbing flat, then adding steek stitches and joining in the round). Hope I don’t get all the way to the end and realize it’s not possible to do what I’m thinking in my head!