I read on Ravelry something about the curse of Ene being that you could never cast on just once. I’m a believer now.
This is what happens when you so very carefully count to be sure you have all 375 stitches, but you neglect to carefully mark the center stitch. I was at row 26 before I realized my center repeat was off – I had 12 diamonds on one side and 10 on the other.
Normally I have success dropping stitches down and re-knitting them. I tried TWICE, re-knitting half a dozen rows each time, but things simply did not line up. The yarn was getting stretched out so out it came. It was even frustrating to rip it out, it did NOT want to let go.
I wasn’t sure I could re-start right away. The good news is I did and things are looking good again even if I’m only at row 9.