Because it’s challenging and in shawls, it changes every row so it’s always different. And so I can spend over an hour trying to fix a mistake…sigh (that was sarcasm, just so it’s clear.)
What do you do when you find a mistake? You tink back a row (thankfully, just in one section.) What do you do when you still have a mistake? Tink back another row. Then reknit both rows and then knit the row you were originally on and then give a big sigh of relief when the count comes out right.
I do count (and sometimes recount) every section after finishing. And count it again when I purl back. My counts were right but somehow I ended up with one extra stitch when I knit that section. And then was short a stitch after tinking….twice.
On the plus side…a few more rows of Lady of the Blue Forest are done. But now I’m moving on to something easier. My brain hurts.