While twisting fringes, I spotted a mistake in one of the silver-grey scarves. I had missed a pick and had long warp floats where long warp floats had no business to be. The annoying realisation immediately occurred: there must be another missing pick close by, and sure enough…
I didn’t get around to photographing the anomaly until I was in the middle of mending it, but you can still see the end of one error and the whole of the other. I knew there must be two in close proximity as this treadling maintains an easy odd-even rhythm, with odd picks going from right to left and evens from left to right. I keep an eye on the numbers appearing in the little window of the dobby box and it alerts me to any mis-steps. Or it should! In this case I managed almost sixty picks in the wrong direction without noticing, before another mis-step put me on the right track again.
Fortunately, this yarn is one which fulls very nicely, so in order to make the most of it I had kept the weave fairly open. There was plenty of room to needle-weave the missing picks without the pattern looking squashed.