Sometimes it resulted in a bit of a mess.
One day, in the not-too-distant past, this knitter began to knit a mitten collection. Each mitten in the collection used four colors. The same four colors. What was color A for one mitten was color B for the next mitten in the collection, color C for the third, and color D for the fourth. And color B in the first mitten became color C in the next, and so forth.
What could go wrong?
And so the knitter sighed deeply, worked the last dozen or so rows of the mitten, and set it aside. Why bother weaving in ends, or work a thumb, if the whole color scheme of the mitten was faulty due to a copying error when colors B and C were jotted down?
With a renewed attention to detail, the next mitten was begun. (One in each of the four color schemes was the goal).
(To be continued)