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07-19-2009, 09:08 AM
I am knitting a baby tank top, its sirdar pattern 1788. I am using baby bamboo DK instead of tiny tots DK.
Its a 5:3 rib i think:
1st row K2, P3, K5,*P3, K5 rep from * to last 5sts, P3, K2
2nd row P2, K3, *P5, K3, rep from * to last 2sts, P2, K0
1st and 2nd row set patt.

My problem is that when i go from a 2nd row to a 1st row (from purl to knit) that end is really slack no matter how tight i pull the yarn. The other edge is perfect.
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I just dont know if there is any point in carrying on with it, i am now past shaping the arm holes and wonder if its going to sew up ok. I dont want to have wasted the yarn either.

07-19-2009, 09:30 AM
To tighten up edges, make the first st, then pull the yarn and make the next couple sts tighter. Tugging the yarn after you knit or purl the first st of a row pulls up some of the extra yarn from the last st. It may take a couple rows to see it. And if this is an edge that's going to be seamed, it won't be seen anyway. If it is the exposed edge, maybe you could crochet a border around it.

07-19-2009, 09:47 AM
I agree, making the first couple of stitches on that end extra tight usually solves the problem. And, as mentioned, if it's the seam edge it really doesn't matter anyway.

Jan in CA
07-19-2009, 10:19 AM
I was going to say the same thing. If it's seamed edge don't even worry about it. What you have so far looks great! :thumbsup: