Sunday, April 6, 2008

I've made a mistake

Hi, I began knitting my first bsj this weekend. It's for my daughter's first baby, due in June.
I have just got to row 80, where you work on the centre 90 stitches - but I have only 80 stitches. I distinctly remember increasing 10 stitches in row 57, but pulled a couple of rows out around there and must have lost the increases by mistake.
I can see that it's going to make the jacket smaller, but I don't know if it's in a critical place. I'm knitting 5 stitches to 1 inch, so it was going to be large for a newborn anyway....
So, advice please from people who have a finished article. Do I go back to row 57 or carry on regardless?
And I thought it was going so well.....
Pippa

4 comments:

Marnie said...

i think you need to go back. i think thoe 10 stitches is what allows the jacket to fit around the body. let me check mine out on my baby tomorrow to make sure, but sadly, i think it's time to go back.

Pippa said...

I awoke this morning thinking I would have to take it out, so I'm pleased to have confirmation....

Morwenna said...

I did the ASJ, so I can't help---sorry!

Katherine said...

I have finished row 46 and placed the markers as directed.

But row 47 says to knit 23 and then M1, K1, M1, knit 44 and then M1, K1, M1 again, then knit 23.

It doesn't add up! HELP!