I’m working on a baby cardigan. This is my first project larger than a bonnet. So far I’ve made some alterations because I ending up doing something wrong and I didn’t want to go back and unravel the whole thing. I seem to have either cast-on an extra stitch on ended up adding one, and I also intentionally worked 10 rows where instructed to do 9 in order to end up on the WS (as per the pattern).
I noted down the changes so that when I do the left front (of the cardigan) it’s symmetrical. And I figure than one extra stitch in the body piece won’t make much of a difference.
Do you advanced knitters make up for mistakes like this as you go along (and have good results!) or is this a no-no? And perhaps there are some things that you absolutely cannot fudge? I’m thinking of WS/RS, for example.