Sweater Knitting Challenge: Day 5 – Fixing Mistakes

It’s day 5 of our 30 Day Sweater Knitting Challenge, and today I’ll be talking about fixing mistakes in your knitting.

Lacie and her mom joined me in Palm Springs today and we took the opportunity for a babysitter to go watch a movie together.

I like Captain America so much I convinced her to go see it with me again.

Fixing Mistakes

Mistakes are going to happen…

And that’s ok.

Not only did I split that stitch the other day, I was knitting late at night and was falling asleep, so when I started working on my project in the morning I noticed some big issues.

I had repeatedly yarned over my stitch while working, creating a loop that was twice the size it should have been.

There isn’t a good way to fix this so I had to rip out a row and start over.

TIP: Don’t knit when your tired!

Now the other day I mentioned that I had split a stitch and needed to fix it. The yarn was not going to be strong enough in that spot where I could just let it go. Also the extra yarn was creating a nub that would cause friction and eventually make a hole in the fabric.

Not good.

So I had to drop down and fix the stitch.

Here’s a video on how to do that:

Luckily this yarn has great stitch definition, so it’s easy to catch these kinds of problems. And even though it has a lighter twist, it’s a tough yarn once it’s knit up, so it will be quite durable over time.

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12 Inches In

I got a similar amount of knitting done in the theater this time. About 2 1/2 inches.

I’m going to have to calculate my knitting speed so I can get a better idea of how to budget my time.

Johnny's 30 Day Sweater Progress Diagram Day 5

Yay! More than 1/3 of the way there!!

The nice thing about having such specific milestones to complete each day is it’s super easy to track your progress.

Here’s my progress so far:

30 Day Sweater Progress Day 5

12 Inches and counting

Next Steps

We’re more than 1/3 of the way finished with the back of the sweater!

Tomorrow I’m going to cover how to calculate your knitting speed so you can easily estimate how long you’ll need to knit on your sweater each day.

Want to join me in the 30 Day Sweater Challenge? Feel free to follow along with your own pattern OR you can use the 30 Day Sweater Course to design your own custom fit sweater like me.

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Previous Posts In This Series

Day 1: Measuring and Design
Day 2: Getting Gauge
Day 3: Casting On
Day 4: Knitting Without Looking

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