Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What a HUGE Bummer

This dh's sweater. Both shoulder straps are done - all it needs is the collar and both sleeves. He tried it on last night and lo and behold it fits him quite nicely. Why would this be such a bummer??? Well.....do you see those stitch markers at the bottom of the sweater?????

This is what they are isolating. A ..... h - o - l - e
How did this happen? I don't know, but I have to figure out how to fix it. You might not be able to tell by the picture, but the hole is actually right smack dab in the middle of a cable and a twisted rib section of the bottom ribbing. Did I mention that this sweater is knit from the bottom up in the round??? Does it matter how it is knit? Sick to my stomach does not even begin to explain the heart stopping, gut renching nausea that is encompassing my every waking momemnt right now.


Shan said...

Whaaaaaaa?!?!? Is that moths, or is that a missed stitch somehow?

I've had both. Just a little piece of yarn to either make a loop and draw it tight, or else to copy the path of the stitches as they should be, and you'll be in business.

stitchin' girl said...

Well, it's not a moth hole or a missed stitch. I think I somehow managed to cut through part of the thread and then it just frayed until it was broken. I would up taking that part apart, picking up the stitches both above and below the hole and knitting back up just in that section. I'll post a picture soon.

Alison said...

Could you just graft (kitchener) the 'top' and 'bottom' stitches together? I have sucessfully done this for holes in my knitting and it really is invisible. Good luck.

jen said...

Oh my... I don't think I took a breath the whole time I read about the h-o-l-e. Eeeeek. Glad you got it all fixed up. :)

I found your blog by way of Half Soled Boots.