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Old 10-10-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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Newbie problem help please!
I've been knitting for a few months and am enjoying myself immensly - mostly making stuff up as I go along and sticking to quick and simple where I can.

This weekend I had an idea to knit a 'shoulder scarf' or shawl type of thing an was aiming for a rectangle roughly 12" x 30". Using 2 yarns of aran as one and on 10mm kneedles I cast on 33 stitches then *K, YO, K2tog on row 1. Row 2 was just knit then repeat from begining.

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Well the pattern turne out as I' imagined but once I cast off the finished item was... pointed? The top right corner was 2 inches higher than the left corner and the bottom left 2" lower than the right???

I've not tried blocking it as I actually quite like the way it sits but I have no idea why it's done it or how to prevent it in future.

All ideas and advice greatly appreciated! Thank you x
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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It could be your CO and/or the BO was a little tight, that could make it skew. What yarn did you use?
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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I used a bargain bin aron wool - 2 skeins worked together so it was more a chunky weight. Can't be much more specific as there was no label on it!
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:34 PM   #4
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I meant what fiber, but it could have been very loosely twisted and that can cause biasing. Look at this article.
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