Posted by Stitchy McYarnpants On November - 19 - 2004   ShareThis




We interrupt your regularly schedule blogsurf to bring you this important message.

Stitchy McYarnpants is an idiot. Over the past two weeks, complaints and unrest about a lace shawl have been heard throughout the region. It is rumored that there have been repeated flare-ups of violent frogging of said shawl. Since the last ripping incident, McYarnpants has considered sanctions against the shawl and has been protesting it’s completion.

Our sources are now reporting that McYarnpants, an admittedly new-ish knitter, has been performing “Yarn Overs” (YOs) incorrectly. The lace pattern in question relies heavily on Yarn Overs being done properly, so this mistake was a catastrophic one. The repercussions of this information are not completely known right now, but we assure you that the results she bemoaned had less to do with the yarn and everything to do her incompetence. Though she could not be reached for comment, we believe Stitchy McYarnpants will be restarting the project with a renewed hope that it will be completed by year’s end.

We will now return you to the web.

Thank you.

10 Responses

  1. Beth says:

    Oh dear, did you succumb to the “yarn over plus a stitch” confusion? If you did, you are in good company. It seems that a yarn over is just so simple, it’s difficult, and it’s really difficult to describe in a book. I wish you the best with the lace, once you’ve got it, you’ve got it!

  2. La says:

    It looks like Doofus McKnitter has been visiting Stitchy’s house. Last time I saw her she we fully enscounced in my livingroom count stitches incorrectly. She sure does get around, doesn’t she?

  3. Anonymous says:

    For gosh sake, don’t, repeat, don’t put any of your errant yarn-overs any where near other knitting, because there is evidence that it is contagious. It’s a good thing that you identified it and isolated it when you did, but the last thing we need now is for it to get into the yarn-stream. Were that to happen, lace EVERYWHERE would be in danger!
    You’re a good knitblogsphere citizen to have acted so quickly. Good work.
    julia fc

  4. I successfully did yarnovers wrong for 75.5 projects. When I corrected myself mid-shawl… well the s**t really hit the fan then. I’ve learned to notice which one I am doing and stick to it… Oh, and to do a swatch of the pattern to see just what happens.

  5. melanie says:

    Those yarn overs are deceptively difficult, no? It sounds easy, but yet so many beginners seem to have a problem with them. I definitely did (Do), and there are other bloggers out there complaining of the same thing. Maybe we should start a support group?

  6. S says:

    There’s an incorrect way to do yarn overs??? Do tell so I can make sure I’m not doing it that way.

  7. mayflwr says:

    do you remember my ghetto-g scarf post? (o wait, it might have been before you visited me…september ish) ANyway, it’s this fun wavy scarf I came up with made with many yos (2, 3, 4, 3,2)…a gal posted it on her blog, and had questions from her readers about yo’ing. She explained this crazy nutty way of yoing that thoroughly confused me and made me think “nuh-uh!” But she finished the scarf, and it looked right, despite the (to me) faulty yos! …craziness!

  8. Kristyn says:

    I’m hoping you can help me. I have blogger for my blog, and I’ve just signed on with Bloglines. My feed won’t show on there, they only show my bloglines blog, which I never wanted. How did you get your blogger site to be the feed for bloglines?

    Thanks for your help! :)

  9. Kristyn says:

    Oh.. my email is or you can leave a note at my blog –


  10. Kristine says:

    Don’t feel too bad… I twisted my stitches for 3 years before my mom pointed out that they looked funny (she’s a non-knitter, so this was incredibly traumatic)
    chin up!

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