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Old 11-20-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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Yeah, sometimes the yarn is slippery, and even with heavier yarn I find it too fiddley to knit garter stitch over 3 stitches. That's how I came up with an alternate start. Just CO 2 or 3 sts less than the number you're supposed to have after picking up the stitches, then do 2 or 3 rows of garter stitch with an increase in each row and you'll be able to start the pattern.
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