I believe it has been about 3 months since I promised a bit of a photo tutorial on how to fix a cable long after the sweater is finished. Sorry it has taken so long, but better late than never, eh?
Here is the cable - missing its cross, but only discovered about 15 inches later. Sure, you could have dropped down and cabled them all again, and I could have, too, but I don’t know that my marriage would have survived the aggravation that would accompany such a maneuver. Instead, how about just hiding the mistake?
First step - pick up a row of stitches the width of the cable immediately above the last correct cross. Pick these up through the sweater - put the needle right through the center of the stitch and draw a loop up from yarn held below the sweater.
Now knit the proper number of rows until you’d normally cross the cable. You’ll form a little flap. You can use the working yarn that you used to form the loops - just pull an end up through the fabric from the back. It won’t take much to do this fix, just a foot or so of yarn.
When you get to the row where you’d normally cross the cable, go ahead and cross it.
Now, neatly and tidily, graft the flap right into place, matching rows.
Weave in the end, and it will take more than a casual observer to ever find this fix.
That fixed the cable, but I’m not sure it will fix my blogging frequency. We’ll see.