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knittykitty2 06-03-2013 05:03 PM

Stretched stitches?

I had to tear out several rows of isolated stitches to correct miscrossed cables and now all the stitches on the left side of the cables are really stretched out. Will this block out or is it just going to be loose and stretchy? Is there something I can do about it? Thank you!

Jan in CA 06-03-2013 05:07 PM

How much do you have knit? Sometimes it blocks out or works it's way back in. Also what type of fiber are you using?

knittykitty2 06-03-2013 05:19 PM

I have knit about half an afghan and had to tear out an isolated section of 12 rows. I'm using bulky superwash wool.

Jan in CA 06-04-2013 12:28 AM

Hmm...I'm not sure if blocking will completely remove the loose stitches, but it should help. I would think with a project that large it wouldn't be too noticeable once it is blocked.

salmonmac 06-04-2013 04:47 AM

I agree, blocking and even just the pulling and tugging that goes on as you pick up, put down and move the afghan around as you knit will help that extra yarn work itself into the fabric and cables.

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