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knittyannie09 03-17-2009 10:53 PM

How can I add stiches at the end or begining of a row?
I'm knitting a short cardigan in stockinette and the left and right front says, before begining the purl side, cast on 7 stiches then purl to the end of the row. I'd tried using the wrap on cast on and didn't work and then with the cable cast on, but there's like holes where I'd added the new stiches:pout: What can I do?:aww:

suzeeq 03-17-2009 11:05 PM

The holes will likely disappear as soon as you've knit a few more rows. I usually use the knit or cable cast on. Or you could cast on one extra and k/p 2tog at the point you began the cast on to help minimize any gaps.

doc4dolls 03-18-2009 04:17 AM

I hope I can explain this. At the end of a row: Slip your needle into the last stitch as to knit, actually knit a stitch but don't put on the righthand needle but slip onto the same needle you just knitted on (the left needle). Continue until you have all the stitches you need then switch the needle to the right hand and purl as usual. No holes. If you have to increase you can just do an increase, you didn't say how many stitches you had to add so that many not work if it is very many. I haven't done that in awhile will have to check my notes. I hope this helped

knittyannie09 03-18-2009 03:56 PM

Thanks a lot doc4dolls! I was adding 7 sts, then after a couple of rows 4 sts, and then 2 sts a few times more. It's looking great except for the first row, but since I'm planning to make a crochet edge I think anyone will notice it... I hope!

suzeeq 03-18-2009 04:14 PM

Yep, usually stuff like this isn't noticeable once you get everything together, and any gaps can be closed up on the WS so you won't have any holes.

doc4dolls 03-19-2009 01:52 AM

You are very welcome. Glad it was helpful. A crochetted edge will hide any uneven edges and give a nice touch to it as well. Good luck

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