I wanted to knit a cotton bath mat, and I figured I could whip one up pretty quickly. (Stop laughing!) A bath mat is just a simple rectangular shape, I thought, not much to go wrong, I thought, (I can still hear you!)
I agonised over number of stitches, the depth and number of stripes. I worked it all out. I even knitted a gauge swatch. I had a plan.A good plan. I knitted the first stripe, looked at it, considered my careful calculations… and ripped back a few rows and decided to make the stripes a bit narrower for, well, no discernible reason I can remember.