Monday, December 3, 2012

10 Steps Backwards

Well. Here is my first knitted design. Not what you expected, right? 

© 2012 Heidi Chouinard

I had completely finished the garment, cast off my stitches, and realized I was just not satisfied with the increases and decreases I had made. So, I decided to unravel half of my work from the cast on edge(where I started)...haha, lesson learned. Unraveling from the cast on edge doesn't really work out the greatest. 
I was having to un-weave, rather than unravel. To make matters worse I thought it would  be a brilliant idea to cut a little bit of the work to see if it would unravel better(a result of all those bits of wound scrap yarn in the photo), which I am still going to use, regardless of their short lengths. 
Thanks to the help of Ravelry, confirming to me that unraveling from the cast on edge is not ideal, I was able to move on and instead unravel starting at the end of my work. In end, having to unravel the entire piece. 
In conclusion, I am looking on the bright side, at least I have my design written down. Now it is just a matter of knitting it back together and making a few small modifications. 


  1. I tried to comment on this the other day, but my phone wouldn't let me log in.

    I ended up with the same kind of problem with that scarf I had crocheted. I wasn't satisfied with it and decided I wanted to try something else. I couldn't figure out which end I had ended on, so just arbitrarily picked an end. Needless to say it was the wrong end! lol!

    I realized the situation pretty quickly and started working the other end. But it was still a hassle!

    Good luck with your design!!!!!

    1. yeah, with crocheting and knitting you are learning new things very often.
      Haha, well, at least now we know there is a 'wrong' end to NOT unravel. :P
      Thank you! I am hoping to finish knitting up the design by the end of the day today!
      Happy crocheting!!!