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The pattern for the CPH is now available
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The Knitting Daily Blog has featured the CPH in some posts:
The CPH--Which Size to Knit?
The Finished Plus Size CPH
The CPH Plus Size Gallery

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good:
Here is a picture of my progress. These are the sleeves that I am knitting two at a time, and I feel like a knitting goddess because I have managed to do it without tangling the two skeins.
The Bad:
Being a Perfectionist sucks!!! I was happy knitting along, and got to the decrease for the sleeve cap and then realized that my stitch count was off after I did my binding off. What is my problem, you ask? I was supposed to do the increase 10 times for the 36" size, and the dummy that took over my head when I read the pattern initially read the "9 times" for the 32" size. I will chalk this all up to the fact that I hate writing in my magazines, so I didn't circle or highlight the number that corresponded to my size. And yes, I could have photocopied the pattern, but I seem to always lose those things. So, now I have the grueling pleasure of frogging approximately 20 rows of stitches.
The Ugly:
I read the chart wrong, and have done the cable twist every 8 rows, as opposed to every 10 rows. I have completed the back, front pieces, and the sleeves (almost). So am I supposed to take this out??? Not for a minute on God's great earth am I going to even fathom that notion. Every fault is a fashion, and the cables are consistent with each other. So I'm keeping it. Ha! Leave me a comment. Let me know what you think.


Lauren said...

The eight-row cables will be beautiful. I saw somebody's blog where they did it that way on purpose. No worries!

julieanne said...

I also think an 8 row cable will be fine, especially if you've done it that way on every section. A lady at my LYS did her cables shorter because she doesn't like cables that are too long. I'm a perfectionist too, but sometimes you just have to let it go. =)

Brown Berry said...

"...every fault is a fashion" - you said it best!!
Love your color choice by the way.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Way to go,I tried to do increases on my sleeves so that it was on every cable row and I think that worked,I was mindful to "read "my sleeve as I did the second though so they were the same!

Nicole said...

Your cables are gorgeous. To me, they look just right & uniformed.

They're perfect the way they are :-)

Shameka said...

Everyone, thank you for your kind words and support. I will continue to move forward with the 8 row cables. I am on my way to Michaels today to buy some materials to make a makeshift blocking board... styrofoam and fabric..hehe. I will block the pieces that are already finished, and keep you updated on the progress.