It was sooner than I expected. I have finished the 2 sleeves of the sweater. While I was bathing in the satisfying feeling of accomplishment ... AARGH! What was that?
It was a stitch where I just picked up one ply, leaving a big loop on the right side of the sleeve. This happened from time to time but I usually managed to notice it before going on too far. However, this time I have already finished the whole thing. My first reaction was to let it be. Yet, the lesson of eyesore immediately popped into my mind. I knew I had to repair this.
So, first I slid back the needle into the last row of stitches up to the position just above the loop.
Then, I undid the column of stitches down to the loop:
I just felt lucky that I bought those elastic stitch holders last week in The Knitting Room. They just came in handy now. Next, I used a crochet hook to pick up the stitiches back to the top:
I had to pull the yarn a bit tightly so that the column wouldn't become a ladder after I finished. Voila ... can you find the loop now?
Tomorrow I can start blocking them.