Machine-Knitting Disaster of the Highest Magnitude!

I sit here dejected.  Why??  I started off knitting some pants for my 4 year old on my Bond Ultimate Sweater Machine from a pattern I bought on the net.  Instructions were great, even if the number of cast-on stitches was off.  Got half-way through one leg and just after I did the short rows (I don’t know why I need them – she’s not in nappies anymore – next time I will skip that step), I was on the continuing row of the pattern and my bl*&^dy machine knitted off all the stitches!!  Aaarrrggghhh!!!

So, I thought, don’t panic, just rehang the piece and continue on – no such luck – stitches started to unravel, so I thought, “Okay, just re-hang after the ribbing and away you go!”

But noooooo,  managed to rehang after the ribbing, but then my bl*&^dy machine knitted the piece off again!  Double ARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

It gets worse.  Gave up – and frogged back to the beginning.  Only now, I can’t get the e-wrap cast-on to work – the carriage keeps knitting the stitches off so the piece just falls to the floor.  I am sure it has to do with my tension and not letting the needles catch properly at the beginning of the row.  Have given up – will try again tomorrow.

I WILL get these pants done if its the last thing I do!!

One Reply to “Machine-Knitting Disaster of the Highest Magnitude!”

  1. Haha! I can relate to this misery, as I have the “ultimate” sweater machine. Found this post while trying to find a pattern to make my daughter some knit pants. I may just do it by hand after reading this! I think I need to just get some more basics done with the machine before I tackle harder projects!

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