20 September 2011
The first clue was the statement that yes, you will have enough yarn if you do this and this, otherwise you will need to frog stitch back to a certain row. By the time the point is reached to determine if there will be frogging, the piece is already a quarter of the way done. Normally, I knit a gauge swatch, but this, after all, is just garter stitch with buttonholes. I did not swatch. And I started knitting. As I neared a certain row, I decided that maybe, just maybe, I should cover my behind because my knitting which is usually right on gauge, could be off. So I threaded a piece of dental floss through the row so that in the off chance I had to rip it all the way back, then the lifeline would salvage a bit of the knitting.
I shouldn't have doubted myself. Everything was perfect. BTW, isn't that just luscious yarn? It's a silk/merino blend. More on this later.