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Old 02-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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decreasing stitches on dishcloth
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I have just started knitting and started with a dishcloth. It's the pattern with the a hole a couple of stitches from the end. When i was increasing the holes were quite small, but now when I'm decreasing the holes are bigger because I had a hard time getting the needle in to k2tog or yo k2tog. So now my dishcloth looks lopsided? Any suggestions?
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it, probably from the yo between the decs. They'll even out when you wash or use it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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Is it the diagonal one with eyelets along the edge? If so that one never matches up perfectly, but like Sue says washing will help. Besides, it's a dishcloth so...
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Thanks everyone - yes it is the diagonal one with the eyelits..
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Decreasing stitches on dishcloth
I'm just a beginner and am too having difficulty with this pattern. It's the diagonal with an eyelet edge. I'm wondering if the pattern is not correct, I got it online.
The decrease says only to K2, YO, K2tog, however that does not decrease the same as the increases and ends up not a square but way out of shape. I've tried K2, YO, K2tog, then another K2tog, I'm wondering if I need to K2, K2tog, YO, K2tog on one side then do I need to Ssk, YO, Ssk on the other side to get the slants right and left?
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Are you on the decrease rows? The k2 yo k2tog would keep the same number of stitches, you need to k2tog, yo k2tog at the beg of every edge.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #7
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I think we've answered this in your other post.
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It's a different person in the other thread.
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