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Old 06-06-2008, 08:39 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA View Post
I was just wondering what stitch you are using on the diaper cover? If it is stockinette then it would be knit on one side and purl on the other. When you do short rows, even in the round you turn and have to purl back, because you are not really working in the round on the short row portion, but back and forth, knit a row, purl a row. But if it is st st when you do go around and pick all the wraps up you would be doing it all from the knit side, I think.

I just did a little mini sample of short rows with W&T 2times on each side and then went on around and picked them all up. By, do you mean something like they look okay on the left side, but not so good on the right side, as opposed to inside and outside of the garment?

I notice that my stockinette stitch in the round sample looks better on the left than the right. That right side of the short row work, on mine, is where I did the W&T on the purl rows, and then when I pick them up I'm doing all knit. I think that is why they don't look as good. Is this the phenomena that you are talking about?

I don't have an answer yet, but I'm trying to understand the problem. Nickiea, is that the same thing you are talking about?
yes, that is the problem. B/c it is s/s in the round, we don't end up working in purl to pick up the wrap that was done on the purl side of the short row. We knit to 2nd marker, W&T, purl back to 1st marker W&T knit back to 2nd marker. Pick up wrap is fine for me here per the video on this site. After that, we keep knitting around the front of the garment until we reach the wrap at the 1st marker. THIS is where it gets tricky. It was done while purling in the short row, but now we are knitting, so when I pick up the wrap to knit it and the stitch together, I get a big honkin' hole in the piece.

Looking at the back side of the garment as if wearing it (diaper cover), my right side is fine, it's the left side that is wonky. I need to know (in detail - pics or video would be even better! LOL) how to pick up the wrap at the 1st marker while knitting.

whew! It is so hard to describe this with just words! LOL
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