A while ago, I was unable to finish my February Lady Sweater due to running out of yarn 4.5 rows from the end. I set it down (on the naughty step) and left it for a while. Then I needed to buy some more of the same yarn, but in a different colour and decided to suck it up and buy an additional skein in the colour of my sweater.
It arrived today and I picked my sweater back up. I decided to extend both of the sleeves by a few extra rows of garter stitch. I really like big blocks of garter to compliment the lace sections and I had done less rows the first time around to try and save yarn. So I grew both sleeves by 7 rows. Then I deicded to enlarge the bottom section for the same reason.
So I've unpicked the bind off and knitted two additional rows. Then I found it.
About four rows down and for four stitches, there is a random bit of stockinette amongst the garter.
Now I originally knit this section of the sweater about 4-5 months ago and I have NO recollection at all of putting a random bit of stockinette in. And I'm sure thats something I'd remember.
Now do I leave it (it's unoticeable to anyone who doesn't know to look for it) or rip back for the sake of continuity?