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Old 02-12-2008, 10:23 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by bajanKnit View Post
I have started my square but it's very basic st st with a 3 garter stitch border all around. I will try something a little different for the next square as I am doing 2 squares so I can swap one and keep the other one.

Me too. I've started mine as stocking stitch. I had almost finished it but when I was near the end I realised it wasn't completely square. I had 10 st st left on 1 half while on the other half i had 16 left
so i had to frog it I even double checked the stitches on each side of the stitch marker so I have no idea where I went wrong. I triple, quadruple checked the stitches when I started again
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:18 PM   #42
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Decided that I was to close to the finish line to frog my square, so finished it a minute ago. Have to say it looks less like a square and more like a kite
Now what does it mean, did I knit to loosely?
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:45 AM   #43
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Decided that I was to close to the finish line to frog my square, so finished it a minute ago. Have to say it looks less like a square and more like a kite
Now what does it mean, did I knit to loosely?
Hmmm...well, to be honest I've never had much success getting
a mitered square to be square in stockinette stitch. It always
comes out more kite shaped but I see pics all over the net of
st st mitered squares so it is possible! Is it something that can
be tweaked into shape by blocking? Unfortunately I'm not an expert here so maybe someone with a bit more know how can
step in and offer an answer!

ETA: Just went and did some research on the internet and found some
interesting info on the square that I thought i'd share. Garter st has a
tendency to be more square so is easier to knit in a mitered square with
the basic double decrease in the middle. St st will look more "kite"
shaped and need to be shaped to a square by blocking. I did find however
a pattern for a st st square that has you do a triple decrease in the
middle every other row that should result in a much more square shape
in st st. Make any sense? Here are a couple of the websites I checked...did a google search with the phrase "mitered square
stockinette stitch".

This one has a few "rules" about mitered knitting:
http://www.siskiyouknits.com/grannie...eredsquare.htm

Here is the pattern for the st st square:
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...hans/st_st.htm

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Old 02-13-2008, 05:23 AM   #44
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Thanks gargoylelib, I don't think any amount of blocking is going to rescue this kite. Will try again this time in gather st.

Love the striped afghan, very nice.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:41 PM   #45
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Hi can we get a button for our KAL????
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:20 AM   #46
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Thanks gargoylelib, I don't think any amount of blocking is going to rescue this kite. Will try again this time in gather st.

Love the striped afghan, very nice.
Oh that's annoying.....or hey, you could applique your kite to the
finished afghan and make an i-cord string for it and tell everyone
it was an intentional decoration! Yeah yeah, I'm not nearly as
funny as I think...haha

I think I'm gonna do another block in stockinette this time and
try the pattern with the triple decrease in the middle and see how
it comes out!

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Hi can we get a button for our KAL????
Yes, we can get a button if someone knows how to do it and
wants to make one! Unfortunately, I don't know the first thing
about doing it so anyone reading this who'd like to make us a button,
please do so!

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Old 02-15-2008, 09:50 AM   #47
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gargoylelib: Actually you made me laugh. Not a bad idea, my kids would think that I am the cleverest mom in the world.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:25 AM   #48
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I don't have a clue about creating abutton but I gave it a shot. I know they look a bit crappy but I am hoping someone will do a really nice one for us.
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I would like to know how you attach these buttons on to your posts.
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Originally Posted by bajanKnit View Post
I don't have a clue about creating abutton but I gave it a shot. I know they look a bit crappy but I am hoping someone will do a really nice one for us.
That was so nice of you bajaknit... I hope I don't offend you, but I downloaded your images, and just changed the type a little bit... See what y'all think....

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