Cable afghan

by Casey
(Palmdale, CA)

Hi, my name is Casey and I am teaching myself how to knit by using the "I Can't Believe I'm Knitting" instructional booklet.

I am knitting a cable afghan and I am on my 15th row and I am starting to worry about a mistake I was making in the first 7 "knit across" rows.

Every time I turned my work, I didn't have the yarn pulled down correctly so I was adding on an extra stitch each time. At the end of the 7th row I noticed I had 191 stitches instead of 182.

I decided I would just go with it and so far everything seems okay but before I continue on, I want to make sure that the extra stitches will not compromise the cable pattern.

I am following the pattern exactly except at the end of each row (since I have extra stitches) I make sure I don't end cable-ing or twisting, I just end with knit stitches.

Thank you so much for your help!!

YOUR ANSWER


Hi Casey,

I cannot be 100% sure without seeing your pattern and how you are knitting your afghan, but if you are confident that you are knitting the extra stitches and not incorporating them into the pattern, it should be fine.

You will just have a thin strip of garter stitch (all rows knit - assuming the pattern was to knit all seven rows) on the edge of your afghan.

Congratulations on taking the leap and teaching yourself. Not everyone is brave enough and not everyone who tries keep going if the make a mistake.

You should be proud of yourself, well done...

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