I was getting holes in my increase row just as the site went down for a couple of days and couldn’t ask for advice so I decided to move them but I’d love some feedback on what I’ve done in case I have produced a problem which will show later in my project.
I’m making a cardigan and this is the increase row at the transition between rib cuff and reverse stocking stitch with cable sleeve.
The rib is 2 x 2 with a 4 stitch cable in the centre.
My pattern has 6 M1 stitches, spread out across the row but not across the cable.
Following the pattern I was to rib 6, M1, 3 times, then cable pattern, then another rib 6, M1, 3 times.
My M1 kept landing between a knit and purl (or a purl and knit) and I think this was the reason holes were appearing.
I M1 left as the instruction, lifting with the keft needle and knitting into the back loop to form a twist which should leave a hole but it did.
Is this because it was between a knit and purl?
My solution was to move the M1 to inbetween 2 knit stitches
(P2, k1, m1, k1, p2, k2) 3 times
It’s the same number of increases on the row and they are quite reasonably spaced but not every 6 stitches, instead there are 3 stitches at the edge before the first m1, then 8 stitches before the next m1, it was so the M1 sat in the centre of the k2 of the rib (this was on the WS so on the RS it’s in the middle of the P2).
There are no holes at all this way.
Have I spaced them reasonably do you think or is my sleeve going to go crazy wrong with the increases being in these different places?
I’ve worked 28 rows since but if it’s going to be wrong then it’s better I rip it out now rather than 100 rows in.