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chixdilla 11-03-2011 11:28 AM

Messed up AGAIN... need help!
 
Ok, I'm about thisclose to tears from working on this baby blanket. Last night I spent all night fixing the boo-boos I made earlier, and just when I thought everything was fixed, I continued knitting, and I messed up again! I don't know what I did, but long story short, I ended up unraveling the whole thing out of frustration, but before I got to the very end I realized I could squeeze my needle back in there because the loops were all still intact. So I did that this morning, and when I got the needle all the way through, at the end of the row, somehow this happened. The working yarn is on the second loop instead of the first and I'm not sure how to fix it. Any ideas? Can I just slip that first stitch over to the right needle and continue knitting as usual, or will it end up being too loose? Help!


salmonmac 11-03-2011 11:37 AM

Hold the needle with the sts in your right hand. Slip the end st onto another needle held in your left hand. Now pretend you are almost at the end of the row and just have to knit that one st on the left hand needle. And there you are, all the sts on the right hand needle and the working yarn at the needle tip!

chixdilla 11-03-2011 11:44 AM

:doh: Omg, of course! Don't I feel silly. :aww: I've definitely made that mistake before and have been able to figure it out, but I was too devastated to think clearly here. Lol. Thanks!

suzeeq 11-03-2011 12:01 PM

Breathe instead of panic. It's only knitting....

GrumpyGramma 11-03-2011 03:42 PM

I think this blanket is intimidating you. You might consider trying a smaller scale project in the same pattern. You might consider some cotton yarn that would make a wash cloth or dish cloth. The pattern is the same only on a smaller scale and a perfect finished product isn't critical, it's easier to redo something smaller, and once you've gotten the hang of it you can go on to your beautiful blanket with a bit more confidence.

You can do it, I'm certain. You just need to figure out the best way to set yourself up for success.

Here's a free pattern I found. http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/2...dishcloth.html

MrsPilgrim 11-03-2011 08:51 PM

Thats a good idea GG and I feel your pain Chixdilla.

I've tried 3 times in the last week to start knitting a blanket with this boucle mohair I have. Arrghh the frustration, its my first time using circulars, the first pattern wasnt going to show up with the boucle wool Im using I frogged it. The second pattern with a wavy blanket stitch pattern looked more promising. After casting on 123 stitches I got 10 rows in realised I had picked up an extra stitch along the way, I didnt want to knit back, it was only the garter stitch border and I was happy for more practice with the needles so I ripped it. Starting again I got 15 rows in and again had picked up an extra stitch. I made the hard decision (Im a perfectionist) just to decrease hoping the wool type would hide the error but then I messed up the next row in the pattern with too many purls or knits, I dont know. I let out a despairing groan, frogged the blanket and tossed wool in the corner and thats where its going to stay until I am more confident with the new needles. Now Im looking for a new project on my more forgiving 8ply polyester practice yarn to ease the pain. Knitting with the boucle, first go at circulars, first project with large amount of stitches, too much for this little duck. :passedout:

GrumpyGramma 11-03-2011 09:32 PM

Good for you, Mrs. Pilgrim!.:cheering: Saying, "Not yet," is not giving up! You'll get there, I'd bet on it. I only use the acrylic yarns and cotton and cotton blend yarns. Wool won't work for me, my GKs are allergic to it. If I wear it, I can't hug them.:grphug:

MrsPilgrim 11-03-2011 10:24 PM

Lol, thanks for the encouragement GG, I will get back to it, just need something to get my hopes up again. I think Ive finally found the project I want to knit. The feedback is very positive on this pullover, I've read the pattern and as long as I let go and trust it I should be fine, the pattern is very detailed and appears to cover all bases. My only worrisome point is the sizing, Im a size 20 but my bust size is a couple of inches larger than the max size 24 measurments, Im just hoping it wont be too tentish at the hips. Im assuming I'll just have to try it on as I go and try to decrease some rows if it is maybe my size 20 is the designers size 24. I also have 8ply yarn not 10ply, I have the recommended 6mm needles and Im not keen on buying more needles unless I have too. Hmm will try the swatch I guess and take it from there, I am rather excited. :woohoo:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rachel-6

GrumpyGramma 11-03-2011 10:41 PM

Ah, MrsP I can sympathize on the bust dilemma, I just made a pullover and learned about short row darts. Patterns aren't wrtten to accommodate us busty gals. I don't see how to use them in this pattern or I would suggest a self-inflicted crash course.

Cool sweater and I hope it goes smoothly for you.

MrsPilgrim 11-03-2011 11:04 PM

Yep, I'm going to jump right in there, just about to cast on for the swatch.

Ahh darts are going to be fun when I get to that stage, are there any videos on how to do them, the only ones I can find on google are costly tutorials.


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