Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
knittykitty2
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Stretched stitches?
Hi,

I had to tear out several rows of isolated stitches to correct miscrossed cables and now all the stitches on the left side of the cables are really stretched out. Will this block out or is it just going to be loose and stretchy? Is there something I can do about it? Thank you!
knittykitty2 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 06-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,134
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
How much do you have knit? Sometimes it blocks out or works it's way back in. Also what type of fiber are you using?
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
knittykitty2
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have knit about half an afghan and had to tear out an isolated section of 12 rows. I'm using bulky superwash wool.
knittykitty2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 12:28 AM   #4
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,134
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
Hmm...I'm not sure if blocking will completely remove the loose stitches, but it should help. I would think with a project that large it wouldn't be too noticeable once it is blocked.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~


Last edited by Jan in CA : 06-04-2013 at 11:22 AM.
Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 04:47 AM   #5
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,117
Thanks: 608
Thanked 3,286 Times in 2,973 Posts
I agree, blocking and even just the pulling and tugging that goes on as you pick up, put down and move the afghan around as you knit will help that extra yarn work itself into the fabric and cables.
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stretched-out stitches in short rows CowboysGirl How-to Questions 1 12-19-2010 01:06 PM
Help with stretched ribbing aqueous18 How-to Questions 6 10-26-2010 05:21 PM
k3 p3 Ribbing Stretched between stitches knitAbikini How-to Questions 11 12-05-2007 08:22 PM
Stretched out scarf dmarie How-to Questions 2 02-19-2007 11:36 PM
Loose and stretched stitches...need help. SisterSusie How-to Questions 4 05-11-2005 11:12 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 AM.