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Drops 103-1 — Ooopsies!

Posted by 2ton Inspired on December 3, 2007

I knew it was too good to be true when I started thinking I was in the homestretch of the jacket. The sleeves were going well. Double moss for 4 inches. Decrease every 2 inches after that, ready to start BO for sleeve cap…. did you catch it? I sure didn’t until I was ready to BO for the sleeve caps. I was suppose to increase every 2 inches instead of decrease. I was still in the mindset of the front and back pieces and was thinking decrease on the sides.

Turns out it wasn’t a bad thing that I had to frog both sleeves. I was able to fix two more things I made mistakes on.

Mistake #1: Not buying enough yarn
The new ball is from a different lot so I decided to use it for the double moss section and the collar to avoid a noticeable color change (if any, I haven’t noticed).

Mistake #2: Same dye lot, different thickness
Confession, I did notice this early on in the sleeves but convinced myself that it shouldn’t make a difference. Instincts are good. We should trust them (and follow them!) but often times we don’t. This was one of those times. I could feel one ball was not as thick. I didn’t measure the width until after I started ripping. It was a good thing I did because the thinner yarn was almost an inch shorter. I would have ended up with one too small sleeve. To fix the problem I re-wound my balls and am using Thin Ball for 2 rows and then using Thick Ball for 2 rows. Since I’m also doing both sleeves at once this makes for very messy piles of yarn. I hope it works out.


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