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Old 04-09-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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I hate K2TOG!
I was attempting to knit this: http://home.online.no/~tu-mell/onerowlacescarf.cfm and after the fourth time frogging it, I threw in the proverbial towel. Most of the problem was the K2tog, I dropped sts a couple of times, had other problems blah blah blah. Thus, I have decided that I hate knit 2 together. With a passion. It is SO fiddely!
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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Huh, really? I find k2tog really easy. Are your stitches too tight maybe? If your stitches aren't really tight it should be easier to knit together. Or maybe you're trying to k2tog to close to your needle tips? I know if I knit too close to the tips sometimes the stitches fall off.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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If k2togs are too hard to do, you may be knitting too tight - or wrapping your purls backwards. Sometimes I poke the R needle tip into them purlwise and wiggle it a little then k2tog. The wiggling helps loose them up. You might try this item with larger needles too.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, are you sure you're doing it correctly..or doing it all correctly? That is usually the easiest one to do.
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I did the wrapping thing...maybe my sts are too tight...hmm...
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:34 AM   #6
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Try again. Sometimes when I'm just not comfortable doing something, I'll knit a small swatch and keep practicing the same thing over and over. I'll unravel it and do another one until I get it right. What I didn't understand when I was a beginner is that there is a reason for those different decreases. Doing the wrong one will change the look of the piece into something that looks awful. It has to do with the slant of it.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #7
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Yeah, are you sure you're doing it correctly..or doing it all correctly? That is usually the easiest one to do.
Yarn over is easier. :P
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I know it's frustrating, but just keep practicing, you'll get it. It took me 8 years to get the purl stitch, so believe me, I understand your frustration. But I finally got it. So you'll get k2tog. It just takes practice and perseverance. Good luck!!
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Originally Posted by N0obKnitter View Post
Yarn over is easier. :P
But a YO isn't a decrease =P we're talking about the easiest decreases aren't we? Anyway, you could try some of the suggestions everyone posted? 1) Loosen the stitches by slipping the right needle in purl-wise I do this a lot if the stitches I'm knitting together were too tight 2) Try knitting the project on bigger size needles I find when I knit with yarn too thick for my needles I end up with tighter stitches 3) See if you are wrapping for the stitches in the right direction wrapping in the wrong direction causes tighter stitches 4) Practice with a swatch when you're trying something new it can be hard at first. I'm sure you'll get it soon and then you'll move onto a new frustration =D
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:19 AM   #10
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I was thinking the other day that K2tog would be easier if you did it through the back loop. Would this make a big difference in the look?
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