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rteachj 12-22-2010 08:59 PM

fixing holes in the round

I'm kind of a beginner at this. I'm knitting a baby blanket in the round with 2 circular needles. At the beginning of each round, there is a very visible "seam" and I'm not sure how to get rid of it. It's too late to start over to tighten those stitches (hind sight is 20/20 and I'm past the point of no return). Is there a trick to fixing those holes or will I have to get really crafty with a yarn needle and hope the future owner of the blanket doesn't turn it over? :-)


Jan in CA 12-22-2010 10:13 PM

Do you mean there is loose stitches at the join of the two needles? That may tighten up after you've washed it.

rteachj 12-22-2010 10:36 PM

It looks like it's loose stitches. I've counted and searched and haven't found any yarn overs or dropped stitches (well, I have, but I fixed those :-) ). Being new at this, those are the only two things I can think of that would cause this besides loose stitches. I hope you're right about it tightening up in the wash, but I'm using acrylic yarn, which (in my crochet experience) usually comes out the same way it goes in. There have been one or two crochet projects that I've hoped washing/drying would solve the problem, but that has only worked (for me) when I use the natural yarn.

suzeeq 12-23-2010 01:14 AM

When you come to the end of a needle, try knitting a few more sts onto the R needle before you switch over. That can help prevent the sts from being stretched out between the same 2 sts all the time.

rteachj 12-23-2010 02:15 AM

@suzeeq - Great idea!! I'll do this from now on. :cheering: do I fix the rows I've already finished? :think:

suzeeq 12-23-2010 12:02 PM

Hopefully, the stitches will even out when you wash and block the item.

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