So, I'm motoring along on this gorgeous top, hoping to get it done quickly because my knitting backlog is growing ever longer, and have yet again messed it up. First off, I used my lovely Addi Turbo Lace US7s, which caused my knitting to tighten up quite a bit and that did not work. The swatch said about 19 sts/28 rows, slightly tighter than it should be but not horribly. While knitting, it ended up being closer to 17 sts/32 rows, and that did not work at all. I restarted on my Boye Interchangeables US8s, which are working excellently.
I used up all the yarn from the first attempt, and am almost at the armpit, woo, getting there! Of course, I messed up one of the charts. Typically, I'd just drop the stitches down and pick them back up correctly. Sadly, I completely skipped the smock stitch portion of the cable. There is the same cable row both before and after the smock stitch, and I managed to knit the one before, and then continue on the one after. See image for correct version. D'oh!
A frogging I will go, a good 2", to fix that one. It is making me sad. Especially because this yarn, Austerman Step, is a gorgeous yarn, but horribly slippery, and the stitches will drop down given any chance to do so. This is the kind of project I wish I were a user of lifelines for. Typical lace, using wool or alpaca, is nice and sticky enough to mostly stay knit when I have to rip back. No lifelines necessary. This ribbing, however, will be more difficult to run the needle through correctly on the row that I want, and will try to slip down when I rip back. It's in time out. Until at least tomorrow, since, well, it's kind of a deadline piece, and should get done ASAP.