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Old 01-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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puckered knitting
I lengthened a sweater by adding a boarder. I did the boarder in garter stitch. The body of the garment is knitted in a shadow cable stitch.
The problem is that the boarder puckers - looks wavy . Did I pick up too many stitches? Or perhaps my guage is wrong...or both...
I would like it to lay flat any help would be truely appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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When picking up from a cast on edge you would pick up a stitch in every st along the edge. It may be that the cable st pulls in a little and garter stitch is a little wide over the same number of stitches, so you might have needed to pick up less, but going down a needle size would also work. Don't do both a smaller needle and less stitches though. I think using a smaller needle would be better because skipping stitches on the edge would look odd.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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Okay...I'll go down a needle size. Thanks


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When picking up from a cast on edge you would pick up a stitch in every st along the edge. It may be that the cable st pulls in a little and garter stitch is a little wide over the same number of stitches, so you might have needed to pick up less, but going down a needle size would also work. Don't do both a smaller needle and less stitches though. I think using a smaller needle would be better because skipping stitches on the edge would look odd.
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