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DudeWithSticks 04-06-2008 08:10 PM

Loose stitch on DPN's and Magic Loop
 
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Hi,
I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I have one loose stitch at the very begining of my knitting when I am doing DPN's and Magic Loop. I don't know if it's at the beginning or the end of the rows. I am knitting the first stitch very tight, but can't tell if that is the stitch. And it's just at the VERY beginning and after everything else seems to be okay. And looks great.
So, when you look at the middle of the circle (the hole) there is one very loose stitch. And it doesn't look right.
Here's a pic and hope it helps.
I am just using scrap yarn to figure this all out. The needles are larger than what the yarn calls for.
Any help would be great!

mwhite 04-06-2008 08:14 PM

I have a trick I use. When the pattern says to cast on a certain number of sts, I add 1 to them. I place my marker, then I join my round, I slip the extra st from the right needle, to the left, pulling on both the tail and the working yarn to make it tight, I knit the slipped st and first tog. It also helps with the jog when changing colors!

Alyce 04-06-2008 08:15 PM

Is that your 1st cast on loop? If it is could you just tighten the end of the yarn. Does that make sense?:??

DudeWithSticks 04-06-2008 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by mwhite (Post 1091747)
I have a trick I use. When the pattern says to cast on a certain number of sts, I add 1 to them. I place my marker, then I join my round, I slip the extra st from the right needle, to the left, pulling on both the tail and the working yarn to make it tight, I knit the slipped st and first tog. It also helps with the jog when changing colors!

Thanks Mary as usual. Now do you see what I mean? It was really hard to tell with the dark grey and I am glad that I tried it on larger needles so that it's easier to see my mistake.
Hmmm.... okay, I am going to try that and see if that works. So instead of slipping from the left to the right you do right to left? Then knit both together?

DudeWithSticks 04-06-2008 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Alyce (Post 1091749)
Is that your 1st cast on loop? If it is could you just tighten the end of the yarn. Does that make sense?:??

No, for some odd reason, I did try that and it doesn't work. :(
So, I guess it's not my first cast on loop. DARN IT!
Thanks!

mwhite 04-06-2008 08:49 PM

Okay, let me try to explain better. You've cast on 8 sts ? Now, cast on a 9th st. Take the 9th st and slip it onto the left needle. You'll have to hold the tips fairly close together to keep from pulling that extra st. Now pull the tail and the working yarn so that st is tight. Now, you'll need to put your marker on or just keep track. Take the right needle and your working yarn and knit the 9th(extra) st and your first st together. Pull the threads tight again and continue on with your round. It does take some practice...

mwhite 04-06-2008 09:39 PM

Step One Pattern: CO 8 sts Trick: CO 9 sts


Step Two Pattern: Divide 8 sts onto 3 needles Trick: Divide 9 sts onto 3 needles


Step Three Pattern: Join and begin knitting Trick: Ignore pattern and Slip 9th or last st onto first working left needle


Step Four Trick: Knit 9th or extra st with first st on working needle. Pull up working yarn and tail until st is tight. Continue knitting first round


Note that there are now only 8 sts on three needles and no loose st or jog

DudeWithSticks 04-06-2008 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by mwhite (Post 1091784)
Step One Pattern: CO 8 sts Trick: CO 9 sts


Step Two Pattern: Divide 8 sts onto 3 needles Trick: Divide 9 sts onto 3 needles


Step Three Pattern: Join and begin knitting Trick: Ignore pattern and Slip 9th or last st onto first working left needle


Step Four Trick: Knit 9th or extra st with first st on working needle. Pull up working yarn and tail until st is tight. Continue knitting first round


Note that there are now only 8 sts on three needles and no loose st or jog

OMG! You're the BEST! :notworthy:

DudeWithSticks 04-06-2008 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mwhite (Post 1091784)
Step One Pattern: CO 8 sts Trick: CO 9 sts


Step Two Pattern: Divide 8 sts onto 3 needles Trick: Divide 9 sts onto 3 needles


Step Three Pattern: Join and begin knitting Trick: Ignore pattern and Slip 9th or last st onto first working left needle


Step Four Trick: Knit 9th or extra st with first st on working needle. Pull up working yarn and tail until st is tight. Continue knitting first round


Note that there are now only 8 sts on three needles and no loose st or jog

Did you just do these for us? Via, digital camera? If SO...:hug:

mwhite 04-06-2008 10:40 PM

I just can't believe you can actually see all the sts.... usually my camera skills are pitiful! LOL!

Okay, I'm off to the sack... The darlin wee little one wore me out this weekend, but OH what a joy she is!



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