This sock just wasn’t looking like the picture in the book. I kept going a bit, thinking that it might be a few repeats until the cable pattern would really begin to show. But no. This is supposed to be a cable braid and it doesn’t look braid-y at all. I stared at it pretty hard during my morning meeting and decided it looked too stretched out. It might look more braid-y if I made this an 8-round repeat rather than a 12-round repeat. I started that pattern (seen here at the very top) and decided I was right – isn’t this starting to braid now?
I googled the name of the pattern (braided cable with garter bead) and discovered that there are errata on the publisher’s website. DOH! This has happened to me before and I swore I would never begin a new pattern without checking Ravelry for errata. Serves me right, I guess. I was kind of pleased that I figured out the correction without seeing the errata first, though.
Home for lunch. Rip rip rip. I tried to pick up a row of stitches near the top of my ribbing (see the bottom needle inserted in the photo above?), but it didn’t work very well. I can pick up knit stitches and stay in the same row just fine, but purls are another matter. Fixing it was so time consuming that I finally just ripped out the whole sock.
Started over in afternoon meeting.
Tomorrow I have an ALL-DAY meeting, the kind with tons of people and not much audience participation. Primo knitting, people! I’ll post a progress report.
So far I love the colors of this yarn – so many shades of orange and brown and gold. But it’s kind of splitty and all this ripping isn’t helping.