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Old 07-10-2013, 08:20 AM   #11
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Ok, I've done it. I followed the instructions of this video to the letter but I'm not happy with the outcome. I tried and retried but it always turns out like this and I am really not sure whether this is what it should look like.

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I guess my first mistake was to not realize that this is a perfect way for stockinette-stitch, but maybe not so for joining two parts of a cable I get the idea that it looks a bit like I added a row in stockinette in the seam - if that is the case I do think I did it right for that is what is supposed to happen, isn't it? Or should this stitch just combine the both edges seamlessly?

Anyhow, this is what I did:

I picked up the stitches on the lower half of the bracelet (cast on edge):


I put these on a knitting needle, creating two edges with live stitches. The only part I'm unsure about though, is the fact that the threads of the yarn are in opposite directions...

I used the yarn of the upper edge to knit both stitches together.

Did I do it right and is this just the wrong project to try this technique on. Or am I making a huge mistake somewhere along the way?
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:26 AM   #12
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That looks like a 3 needle bind off to me. I can't see that you did anything wrong.
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It may be that you need to knit the knit sts together and purl the purl sts together rather than all knit or all purl across the bind off.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:44 AM   #14
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@Salmonmac: I did that - it was mentioned quite clearly in the instructions.

I guess it just isn't the right way for this bracelet. But I'm happy to have tried. I might use this on another project one day, and it is good to have had the exercise.

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I think it was because you used cables, it works much better for stockinette and reverse stockinette
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With a pattern like this, you could start with a provisional cast on and then would have live stitches which you could Kitchener stitch (graft) with the live stitches at the end. You'd end up with a smooth join. That might be more to your liking. Picking up stitches makes a ridge and so does the 3 needle BO.
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