I've been stalking the CPH for some time now, lurking here on the KAL blog, pattern at ready, bought the yarn back in January all the way from Webs (I'm an Australian knitter, so that meant planning and SHIPPING!) - a gift from my lovely mum actually! Suffice to say I've been DESPERATELY waiting for the moment to cast on! Well the moment arrived, I finished a lot of other projects I needed to do and then this month I cast on my 194 stitches for the 44" hoodie - which is 4 stitches less than the pattern quoted amount seeing as I'm knitting the three pieces in one and have left off those seam stitches.
SUCH excitement! The anticipation of being able to get cracking on the real pattern part of the jumper! So close! Just around the corner! "Can't start now, too sleepy, I'll have to wait 'til tomorrow."
Just as well I did. I've come across a bit of an obstacle.
I know.. an OBSTACLE! This is NOT what we want, fellow Hoodie Knitsters! I suppose it is a learning experience in disguise as an obstacle.. but I still have that sinking feeling in my stomach.
See, I've gone to start with the Right Front part of the pattern, on the RS and have decided that I will omit one stitch from the K18 on each Front, and omit 1 stitch from each of the two K18 sections on the Back - that way taking care of the 4 seam stitches. Simple, right?
Well! LITTLE did I know!!
It seems I may have b_ggered up utterly! *grim look* I think I may have needed to set up my ribbing differently. Instead of doing K2P2 all the way along, I may have needed to go K1P2K2P2 and continue on with normal 2x2 ribbing - but start with ONE KNIT/PURL STITCH! Oh no!! Have I totally come undone, Hoodie Knitsters! Will I have to frog SIX INCHES of 194 stitch wide fabric?!?! *slightly hysterical eye twitch*
*calms down a little* alright.. I have a plan.. I'll calm down. Then I'll eat some chocolate. Then I'll get out the graph paper and a pencil. Eat more chocolate. Poor a glass of Gin'n'Tonic with lemon. Mark out the ribbing.. eat more chocolate...
Let's see it we can figure this puppy out!!
p.s. By the way I'm VERY excited to nbe part of the KAL and have thoroughly enjoyed following all your CPH's so far - thanks so much!