Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
Kbish
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sudden pattern panic
I'm working on a sweater and I have already finished the back section. Now that I am close to finishing the front, I've noticed that the front seems to be a little longer than the back. What I'm wondering is: is this normal? I mean, are the few extra inches so that there is a little more give in the front or something to that effect?
Kbish is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 07-31-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
It's possible your gauge loosened up while you knit the front. Try to get the same measurement rather than the same number of rows.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 12:24 AM   #3
KnitterGirl12
Ribbing the Cuff
 
KnitterGirl12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 89
Thanks: 15
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
mixed up sweater
From what my resources say, this is totally normal.They say every knitter should do that! Here are their exact words:
" Every knitter should knit one side of a sweater longer than the other! It is totally normal."
KnitterGirl12 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KnitterGirl12 For This Useful Post:
Kbish (07-31-2010)
Old 07-31-2010, 12:26 AM   #4
Kbish
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks so much for setting my mind at ease!
Kbish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 04:50 AM   #5
hyperactive
Working the Gusset
 
hyperactive's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,097
Thanks: 104
Thanked 237 Times in 219 Posts
The question is: did you count rows? Or were there instructions that you followed that made the size come out?

If you did count the rows, then just make sure that in sewing the pieces together you attach one row to one row. That way things are even in the end.

If it is immensely different, I would worry. If not: oh, well.

I do go by the measure when matching the parts, as well. You just have to make sure that you're not stretching the piece while measuring it.
__________________
Continental Knitter with passion, pretty busy and always onto something new.

I have been away from the forum for a bit, but I am still around!
hyperactive is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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

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
Have you ever just felt panic? knitpurlgurl The Lounge 14 10-24-2008 12:47 PM
Panic! campbellmom549 General Knitting 9 02-27-2008 12:34 PM
KH has slowed to a crawl... all of a sudden Stonington General Knitting 6 06-13-2007 05:55 PM
All of a sudden, I cannot knit lcmart How-to Questions 5 06-23-2006 10:02 PM
WAAAYY OT: Sudden onset of stuttering?? monzogary General Knitting 8 04-20-2006 08:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:12 AM.