I'm like all, "this is hard".
Guinifer at Half Way Down the Stairs went in a different direction she is doing NaKniSweMo - National Knit a Sweater Month. Had I been up on my blog reading and read about this sooner, I think that perhaps I would have had chosen this route and have had an easier time of it.
Then again.... maybe not.
This is currently the sweater that I am knitting.
This is a Jo Sharp Sweater Design named Stellar.
I started knitting this sweater that my sister, Lynn chose for herself, back in March when I was waiting for spring and needed something green to look at. Being who I am I decided I would rather knit the sweater in the round rather than back and forth and in pieces, so I adjusted for knitting the front and back together and started on my merry way.
I was about this far when I had one of those moments where you put your hand to your head and say, "Why didn't I think of that sooner!"
I was having lunch with a couple of knitter friends after our weekly meet up, and I was complaining that the sweater is knit mostly in reverse stockinette.
Now I have nothing against purling per se, but given my preference I would just prefer to knit, also it's faster and I was having a hard time reading the chart because usually empty squares are knit and the dots or lines are purls and this was just the opposite.
So even as I was complaining about all the purling in the round, the thought occurred to me that since I was knitting this in the round, if I knit this sweater inside out and reversed the direction I could be knitting instead of purling. I'm pretty sure I sat there with a dumbstruck look on my face. Duh!
Of course, this would mean starting over, which as usual put the project on a back burner for the summer. When I picked it up about a month ago, I decided I didn't have to rip the whole thing I would only rip to the ribbing, do one short row on the back and instead of turning back keep knitting the sweater in reverse reverse stockinette. Get it?
So this is where I was before I ripped it back.
This is where I am now.
Okay, so it's the same picture but it really is about how far I am and it looks the same knitting it inside out as it did purling from the right side. I'm also having an easier time with the chart reading.