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Old 11-06-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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Something's wonky....strangely shaped scarf
I'm working on a scarf in Plymouth Alpaca Grande. It's all garter stitch. I cast on 24 to begin, and I still have 24 stitches when I count. But my scarf is kind of sloping inward - it's hard to explain....

It's definitely not decreasing. It almost seems as if the needle is pulling stitches inward so that it creates a gradual slope toward the middle?
I was thinking maybe because the yarn was so soft that the thing is easily mishapen or something? :( Or maybe there's a way to decrease by an 1/8 of a stitch. If there is I'm sure I'd discover it...

If this is the problem, can you block Alpaca to fix something like that? Or does Alpaca not block?

What gives?
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:50 PM   #2
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It could be that the weight of the scarf is pulling it down. It also could be that you're knitting a little tighter. Don't worry though, because alpaca DOES block, so you can shape it when you're done.
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
It could be that the weight of the scarf is pulling it down. It also could be that you're knitting a little tighter. Don't worry though, because alpaca DOES block, so you can shape it when you're done.
Yeeesss.....

Good news. I was considering taking it out. I'll work on relaxing.

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