Well. It is apparently not a good weekend for cables. Cara
over at January One has had a crisis on her Central Park Hoodie, in a very similar fashion to me. (ie a cable a million miles down that you REALLY don't want to rip out to!) Reading that motivated me to look at some actual Rogues to see how it's supposed to look. And guess what I figured out?
Both sides are wrong. Great. But not, of course, wrong in the same way. Oh no! That would be too easy.
Here's a closeup (not a very good one - sorry) of one of the side pretzel cables.
This is the line of the cable on this side.
Here's the other side.
And this is the line of this cable.
Not at all the same. I have NO idea how I managed that, but there we are. So now the question is, what do I do?
I have to confess, I'm leaning towards "nothing." It's not like it's in a very noticeable place, and it's not like it looks COMPLETELY terrible. Does it? I don't think it does. If anyone is looking that closely at my hip we have bigger problems. But mostly, I'm not convinced I know how to fix it, and at this point I reeeeeally don't want to rip it out. (That is just not an option.)
Still, I feel like a moron. An irritated moron. One day, I will knit a flawless cabled sweater. But that day is not today.
Maybe Central Park. But let's not jump to conclusions.