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Sabrina 10-11-2005 03:29 PM

Extra purls??
On my K2, P2 pattern, I knitted until my eyes crossed this weekend and dropped a few stitches. I tried to recover them and in the process gained a few extra purl stitches. (??!!) Is that possible? Same number of stitches across, different number down, I think, because the area is tighter compared to the other areas of the knitting. Does anyone know what might have happened?

Thank you for replying, I appreciate it. :heart:

Ingrid 10-11-2005 04:17 PM

Could it be possible that you picked up too many/too few stitches on the way up? I'm assuming that you recovered them using a crochet hook. I'm not sure I understand where these 'too many purls' are.

Sabrina 10-11-2005 04:27 PM

Hi Ingrid, my banana in shining armour! :D

Unfortunately I don't have a crochet hook, so I stared really hard and guessed. It's worked before, but I must have added a few purl stitches. It's a scarf made up of K2, P2 across for 66 stitches. In one of the purl (vertical) rows is the spot where I have too many stitches. I did it until I had no more hanging horizontal pieces of yarn. Is that what should happen?

Likely, I'm being more confusing than clarifying... :(

Ingrid 10-11-2005 04:35 PM

*Banana in shining armor! :roflhard: *

I get what you mean. Each loop should get a bar, but it's likely that the extra stitch is really somehow one stitch that got twisted or picked up twice. Is it really a major problem? I wouldn't think it would show on a scarf unless you lay it out flat and examine it.

I've always fixed things, preferably on the knit side, with a crochet hook--let the stitch ladder down and bring it back up. Staring never worked very well for me. :rofling: sorry--couldn't resist.

Sabrina 10-11-2005 08:05 PM

No, it's really nothing to get wrinkle lines over. It's my first project so I'm getting used to things like knits, purls, tension, .... big knots, undoing stitches, poking people beside me with long knitting needles... :XX:

Besides, if anyone does see these kerfluffles in my knitting, they are too close!! Now *that's* staring! :rofling:

I think I'll just keep on for now. I've tried doing as much as I could with a letter opener. :rollseyes: Yes, feel free to laugh. I did. :D

All I need now is a big ole vat of wrinkle cream!

By the way, what is the happy banana riding on?

Ingrid 10-11-2005 08:19 PM

It's a llama. :rollseyes: We did the banana thing as a joke, but when I went back to my regular avatar I got complaints. He's back by popular demand.

A first project is required to have mistakes! And if you can correct your knitting already with a letter opener, no less, you're well on your way.

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