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Old 01-12-2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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EEK! holey loop from nowhere! did it again. now with video
Ack. ok Hi. working on the Knit and Tonic "Somewhat Cowl pattern" for some reason every 10 or so rows i get this random holey loop thing that seems to occur from nowhere but i dont notice it for another 5-10 rows and then i can't figure out how to fix. i keep on taking it out vertically, crocheting that line back up again moving to the next stitch over, taking it out, crocheting it back up again, to no avail. its getting to the point where that stray loop needs to be used to form the back "line of the stitch" to crochet it back up.. aM i in dire straights and needing to frog again (for the third time) another 10 rows?! Its a sweater so if it gets patched properly and only shows on the wrong side i dont care! help please! (btw at first it was a smaller loop than shown but this undoing of each "line/row" stich thing has made it grow larger as i've fixed the tension on the stitches surrounding the original holey loop thing (hope that makes sense). (which i am holding up with my finger could you tell a cat took a nap on it?!). I really think part of it is the cheap yarn (is that possible?) its my first sweater so i decided to practice with lionbrand wool-ease (like 1/4 of the price for the complete sweater if i ever get there!)


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Old 01-12-2006, 11:45 PM   #2
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I don't think it's the yarn. Woolease is very popular, I've used it myself, and I haven't read any complaints about the yarn creating loops. When you discover the loop, do you have the correct number of stitches on your needle? :thinking:

It doesn't look very repairable as it is--at least in my experience. Maybe if you had a picture of how it looked when you first discovered it, someone would recognize what it is. It's possible that you accidentally wrapped your yarn twice around the needle.
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:45 PM   #3
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it looks like a dropped stitch to me. Check out amy's video on fixing mistakes.....the crochet hook should fix it pretty easily!
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:46 PM   #4
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okay well maybe it isn't since Ingrid doesn't think it looks fixable but it sure looks like what amy does to the work to get down to the dropped stitch to me.... :thinking:
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I didn't consider the dropped stitch because she said she tried fixing it with a crochet hook and it got more messed up.
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oooooooooooh i just did a good read of what you wrote....wellllllllllllllllll yeah i have no idea then....ignore me




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oooooooooooh i just did a good read of what you wrote....wellllllllllllllllll yeah i have no idea then....ignore me




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Don't do that! My first thought was that it was a dropped stitch, too. Look at the size of the loop, though. A dropped stitch is always just the size of a stitch, right?

I'm at as much of a loss. :thinking:
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its not a dropped stitch.. it's not vertical it runs horizontal...
if you look at the second photo. how the loop is pulled out to the left, if I simply place it down to the right like it was one of those "yarn" rows runnning horizontally, it would fit right in.
how can i prevent this?! it only happens for me on wool-ease.. thanks for the quick responses!

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It's hard to tell what the cause is, so I don't think I can offer a solution.
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thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I wound up frogging 7"!!!!! it was really weird. like the thread jumped back and forth and sometimes there were two while i did it. I dont know where it came from! maybe because i was watching x-files whilst knitting. I'm taking a break from the lion brand... Its really pilly, plasticy and unpleasant to work with. I got a ball of Peru DK luxury (merino/alpaca/silk mix) from AC Moore (yarn shop was closed).... It says 3.5 st =1" (no needle size mentioned) but it actually knits up at 6 st=1" on 5s (i knew the measurements were off when it's gauge mentioned was larger than the ARAN and Chunky weights of the same company. It's soo much nicer to work with.Also i did a test gauge and threw it in the wash (handwash cycle with detergent!) and it came out really nice. I can actually see the stitches (opposed to the Lion fuzzy mess).

Have a great weekend,

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