I'm knitting a sweater for my dad -- or rather I WAS -- until one day a big hole appeared smack in the middle of the chest. Don't know how that happened, but like an idiot, I thought I would magically come up with a solution that would work.
So I patiently pulled out the rows needed to get past the hole and reknit them. Great. I then had two separate pieces. Being a relative novice, I didn't know how to join them. I didn't have two finished rows that I could sew together, I had two rows of loops, if that makes sense.
I thought, "Well, I'll just finish the rows, then I'll be able to sew them together. So fabulous am I!
I ended up with two finished rows, of course. Finished, as in having a discernible edge.
As in, it's too late now to un-finish the edges.
The advice I need right now is ... Desperate to redeem the sweater, I've just gone ahead and knit the dang rows together, leaving me with a sort of raised row across the chest. That row is now DECORATIVE. Can I save myself by crocheting some short strips and sewing them, say, around the collar, et cetera, so that it looks as though the Raised Row of Desperation was actually planned? :pout: