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dreamsherl
05-29-2007, 02:30 PM
Hello everyone, Iím in need of your expertise. When I slip a stitch, it leaves a big hole in the fabric. How can I slip the stitch without making the big hole? :??:shrug::??:think::think::shrug:

Jan in CA
05-29-2007, 03:27 PM
Hello everyone, Iím in need of your expertise. When I slip a stitch, it leaves a big hole in the fabric. How can I slip the stitch without making the big hole? :??:shrug::??:think::think::shrug:

I've never had it leave a hole. How are you slipping? Can you share a photo of the problem?

Silver
05-29-2007, 04:12 PM
Are you slipping it OFF the needles or moving it from one needle to the next?

Kaydee
05-29-2007, 04:16 PM
It sounds like you may be dropping the stitch not slipping it.

midnightskyfibers
05-29-2007, 08:47 PM
Part of the problem could also be because you are tugging the stitch to hard as you change needles, thus tightening the stitches on either side and elongating the one you are slipping.

KnitClickChick
05-29-2007, 09:08 PM
Agree with the above posts -- sounds like you may be slipping the stitch off the needle altogether, instead of slipping it on to the needle. I haven't ever had a problem with slipped stitches leaving a hole. :??

dreamsherl
05-30-2007, 08:07 AM
I'll post a picture. When I slip the stitch, I'm just moving the stitch from the left needle to the right. Should this leave a hole. :shrug:

redwitch
05-30-2007, 08:22 AM
I can't imagine how, a reasonably close-up photo in good ficus would be a big help, we could probably advise much better if you could post one

Sarah

Silver
05-30-2007, 11:06 AM
It shouldn't leave a hole, unless you are also accidentally creating a yarn over at the same time. :?

Jan in CA
05-30-2007, 01:07 PM
It shouldn't leave a hole, unless you are also accidentally creating a yarn over at the same time. :?

That make sense. HOW are you slipping it? If you are slipping as if to purl with the yarn forward could you be forgetting to move the yarn back and therefore creating a YO?:??

marykz
05-30-2007, 01:14 PM
Oh- now that I see it- are you slipping knit wise? that might "unravel" or "unwrap" and leave a hole.

dreamsherl
05-30-2007, 01:16 PM
I have the yarn forward and slipped it purlwise and then moved the yarn to the back to knit. I'm still confused. :shrug:

turtlegirl76
05-30-2007, 01:47 PM
But when you bring the yarn back to the front to knit are you bringing it BETWEEN the needles or OVER then needle?

dreamsherl
05-30-2007, 01:56 PM
Hummmm, maybe I am making a yarn over, at this point I don't know. I'll just frog it back and redo. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

turtlegirl76
05-30-2007, 01:57 PM
Good luck! I'm sure you'll figure it out quick enough. Otherwise, think of it as a design element and decrease on the next row. Heh.