To Frog or not to Frog?

I don’t think I’m going to be giving the bard any competition in the quotations stakes any time soon, but I do have a dilemma.

I have almost finished the crescent shawl from the rescued wool. I haven’t cast off yet as there is a mistake about 10 rows back from the end.  Each row is currently over 400 stitches, which is why I am considering just leaving it in. If you look at the photo, you will see that two of the eyelet rows are too close together as there is a reverse stockinette row missing.  I’m not sure why I’m dithering about it, it needs to be frogged and that’s that.  But does it, perhaps I could just frog a couple of rows and duplicate the pattern that I inadvertently created?  

Close up of some lace knitting.
Central section has reverse stockinette rows missing

Does this matter provided I include it in the final pattern?  Yes I think it does but I am so reluctant to rewind this poor stretch of merino wool yet again.  I know I will eventually take the plunge but I don’t think I’m quite ready to start ripping yet.  


  1. Well, I am no knitting expert, I concentrate on crochet really, but from the photo I think it looks great and I really can’t see any fault. I would be inclined to leave it, but then having said that, I have just undone (for the third time!) the sleeve of a cardi I am crocheting because it keeps coming out too narrow — BUT I am talking about only 67 stitches and I have noticed the wear on my good-quality pure wool. So if I were you, I’d take a break, a deep breath, a good cup of strong tea and pray to whoever you might or might not pray for guidance, then be happy with you decision… Good luck!

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