I’m still playing this game of multiple projects (A2G2, Umeshu, brainless, Golden Gansey) and making real progress on most. Not that it has gone without any challenges.
Umeshu (plum wine), my version of the very popular Hanami by Melanie Gibbons, is so called because the lilac handpaint (Knit Picks Shimmer, 70/30 alpaca/silk) I’m using is more reminiscent of plum blossoms than cherry. I managed to pick up an extra stitch in one of the repeats this morning (no, I hadn’t had too much umeshu), so I thought I’d create a quick tutorial on how to amend this particular issue.
Here is what they look like in the repeat with one too many stitch - do you see it? Yep, I accidentally put a yarnover before AND after a decrease. It was only supposed to be after the decrease. Frogging back two rows in sticky alpaca yarn isn’t my idea of fun, and this can be fixed much more easily with virtually no chance it will be detectable in the finished garment.
Slip the stitches to the right of the extra yarnover to the right needle to get them out of the way. Remove the extra stitch - the one that comes right out of the yarnover. Drop it and let it unravel. Replace the stitches you moved in the first step, and knit on.
Already it is hard to tell the difference between the challenged repeat and one that was knit correctly to begin with, but in a finished blocked shawl, I am pretty sure no one will be able to find it.
I’m also pretty sure you’ll be able to find me here, knitting away.
P.S. Cricket - honest, this wasn’t staged for you. It’s Real Lace Perils all the way!