I’m just loving working with Sandnes Mini Palett (colourway 0964). It’s one of the yarns I picked up to swatch for my next series of designs. The colours flow through the ball in slow colour shifts and it’s mesmerizing.
While watching the colours develop, sparks of new ideas kept firing off. I had knit about 8″ of a sweater back and realised that if I really wanted to explore the new ideas I would need to rip back.
Then something caught my eye; a dropped stitch … several inches down. Bleh! That decided it—definitely time to rip!
While the change in colours makes it exciting to work with this yarn, it requires a little more attention than a typical yarn. This is because it’s a fairly loosely spun single which has a tendency towards being a little splitty.
When working in stocking st I usually don’t watch what I’m doing, hence the dropped stitch. I’m paying only the tiniest bit more attention now and I’ve had no more problems.
The Mini Palett has a halo making the yarn look like it has a bit of mohair in it, but according to the ball band it’s a superwash wool/nylon blend. I did discover that this halo makes ripping back a little more challenging, but the reknit yarn still looks great.
So I have a question for you. When you find an error in your knitting a few inches down, how severe does it have to be before you’ll rip back? Do you always rip back? Do you never rip back? Do you try to fix it in other ways? I guess that was more than one question!