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Old 03-27-2005, 03:49 PM   #1
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Elongated stitch = newbie needs help, please
I've been trying to make the elongated stitch scarf for the last week or so, but I've ended up having to frog it. I did that twice with the lovely fluffy mohair-esque wool I bought, then gave up and tried again with regular wool. I've looked at the video over and over, and tried and tried, but whatever I do, I can't get a nice neat row of elongated stitches. They're on an angle, and the first of each row looks all wrong (see pic for details). It's probably something very simple, but I'd be so grateful for any help - I've been unlucky with the projects I wanted to knit so far and I really, really wanted to make this scarf after seeing the pics. Please help before my voice gets even whinier.... TIA.
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:11 PM   #2
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peev, I have tried to knit it also many times. Mine looked just like yours. I too tried and tried.... someone will give us the answer on what we are doing wrong...

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Old 03-28-2005, 12:18 AM   #3
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Shoot, i thought for sure we would have a answer tonight.
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:26 AM   #4
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It happened to me also. I think it has something to do with the tension but I still haven't figured it out. I'm sure someone can help. ~Brooke
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:30 AM   #5
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on the right hand side of her picture there is what appears as loops (stitches) instead of a straight stitch like there is on the left side.

I have viewed Amy's Video many times. I don't see that loopy thing on hers..

I think those loops are causing the problem.... JMO...
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:33 AM   #6
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That's how mine got. It was the first stich onto the new needle. Maybe that's why? :thinking: I really don't know if that's it.~Brooke
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:33 AM   #7
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Yup, it's the first stitch that causes the problem. The 'loopy' stitch causes the knitting to slope because it's a different tension to the other stitches (which all look more or less like the ones on the video). I tried knitting in 'regular' wool because I wasn't sure if the wool I was using was causing the problem (and I struggled to stop the loops slipping over each other when I was knitting the elongated stitch. I thought a normal wool would be easier to practise with, but I get exactly the same problem. I hope someone can help, as I have a load of gorgeous wool waiting to be made into scarves.

Sorry to hear others have had the same problem, but I'm happy I'm not alone with this. :D
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:51 AM   #8
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Yeah that happened to me too! I'm trying to think of what I did to fix it... hmmmmm I think I might have lifted that extra loopy piece up on the next row and knitted it together with the first stitch of that row (is that confusing?)... I'll have to borrow the scarf I made and find out.
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:03 PM   #9
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AMY HELP!!!!!!!! WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG? THANKS
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