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Old 08-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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I am making a hat for my son. It's this pattern. I made this pattern once before and knitted it flat and it came out great. This time I changed it to circulars so I wouldn't have to seam it. Every where I decreased, even though I pulled the stitches quite tight, I'm getting a gap that gets wider and wider as I go along. Hopefully you can see from the pic. It's still on the circulars and about to go to DPNs ... but ... what should I do? Frog back to before the decreases? Go to the DPNs and finish and try to sew up the gaps? What did I do wrong?
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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You probaly should have already changed to the dpns or used a variation of Magic loop cause I think it's from the sts being stretched, not the decrease. The sts should even out when you wash it though.
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Ah, I see. I probably shouldn't have done the last decrease or two without switching to DPNs. This is my first circular project so I had to learn when to stop. Thanks suzeeq!
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You can actually use one or two dpns along with the circ if you think you have too many sts for the dpns alone. Just think if the circ as a long dpn; knit about a third of the sts with it, knit some onto one of the dpns, then knit some more with the circ, then use another dpn if you want.
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