A bit of an unexpected post; however I need your help! I am currently working on a baby sweater for my niece Brittany’s new baby boy (to match the hat and booties) and I’ve come upon quite a dilemma. I think I know what I’m going to do; however wanted to get some advice because this is my first time making a real sweater. I haven’t gotten far on the Folded Squares Cardigan that I started way back in September of last year, so that doesn’t count. Neither does the Raglan Sweater Christmas Ornament I made in October of last year.
First, the pattern is free and is called Quick Stitch Cardigan by Bernat Design Studio and I am making the 3 month size. I was knitting along, following the pattern and all was well. I finished up the first Shape Sleeves section and was starting the section to Divide for Fronts, when all of a sudden, I realized that I had cast on too few stitches at the beginning part of the Shape sleeves section. I was supposed to cast on 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 6 rows, and instead I cast on 6 stitches at the beginning of the next 6 rows.
To my credit, I did have difficulty at first with the instructions at the beginning of the Shape Sleeve section. Only because I’ve never cast on in the middle of a project with seed stitch and got thoroughly confused and overthought the whole thing. I finally figured that out. But, how in the world did I read the instructions as 6 additional stitches for 6 rows? Argh!!!!
So, here’s my question for you. I’ve already gone through the pattern and made the changes I would need to accommodate for this mistake. However, I don’t know if the arms would be too small/short? Should I rip back and start over again? Or should I continue on? Anyone’s advice would be most helpful! BTW, I will be heartbroken if I have to knit all that seed stitch again. Although I love the look of it, I do not enjoy knitting it.
Until next time, Happy Knitting!