Every time I knit, I learn something new. Here are some close-ups to show you what I mean. My first row of flowers on my Fair Isle sweater buckled and bowed - and I thought I was being so careful
After analyzing my work, I realized that I was catching the floats in the center of the flower on every single row. That was causing the flower to pucker. You can see how it caves in the center exactly where I caught each float. So I tried to stagger the catches.
Ah, much better. It took too long to make that first row of flowers, so I decided to just leave it. I might regret it, but I like to think of it as a visual reminder to myself to always stagger the catches on my Fair Isle.