I need your help and opinion…
I have knitted a cabled band as the brim of a hat. It is a circle cable, consisitng of 20 stitches, with 3 by 3 crossing. The background colour is black, one cable is white and one cable is red ( these intertwine with eachother ).
7 black, 3 white, 3 red, 7 black
I have used a provisional cast on, with the intention of grafting the band seamlessly. I have unraveled the provisional cast on but have some how ended up with one less stitch on each side of the two colours! so now I have
6 black, 3 white, 3 red, 6 black
I really can’t find these missing stitches anywhere! Funny thing is it doesn’t look wrong, and there arent any stitches coming undone to suggest that I have missed them out!
I don’tknow whats gone wrong, and don’t know what to do…
Do I try to graft it anyway?
Or do I unravel it further down one end and knit further up the other to try and find these missing stitches?
Has anyone had this problem before?
It’s normal to lose a stitch with a provisional cast on when you pick them up to go the other way, that’s just how it works. They didn’t go anywhere. you’re just half a stitch off on each end. Go ahead and pick up 2 sts in one of the black ones on each edge and work it in somehow.
I unraveled a few more rows and knitted more rows to make up for it, which didn’t help actually.
So I picked up the missing stitches. I must be rubbish at grafting as it looks very messy… but I’ll just have to deal with it :shrug:
Thank you again!!
Instead of grafting, could you use a 2 needle bind off? Would a seam on the wrong side fit with the pattern? Just an idea.
You mean a 3 needle BO?
I could’ve done a 3 needle BO I guess… I just thought it being a hat, the fewer the seams the more comfortable…
But I’ve done it now… after a lot of fuss and a VERY late night! lol.
Thank you for your suggestions!