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Old 01-18-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
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Tubey Troubles
Okay, I don't know what went on, but apparently my flat back section has about half as many rows as it should. When picking up for the body, I could only get 49 stitches and I'm supposed to have 86. I am NOT frogging this whole thing, so if no one has any suggestions, I guess I'll have myself a shrug. :rollseyes:
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:35 PM   #2
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All I can think of is that you picked up every other row. Maybe you can post a picture and show where you've picked up the stitches?
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:40 PM   #3
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I don't see how I COULD have picked up every other row, but I'm sure you're right. I can't get a good picture since it's black. I can't figure out how to pick up whatever it is I missed. I mean, if I thought I could do it, I would have. I slipped the first stitch on the beginning of each row, so that's easy to find. I'm missing the ones in between, I guess?
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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I know you know how to pick up stitches. You are a excellent--and prolific--knitter. But since it fits you you obviously made it correctly so far. :thinking:

Count your bound off stitches. That might give you an idea.
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:57 PM   #5
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Okay, it seems like I just missed some...not exactly every other, though. I did it again and came up with 65, so I think my gauge is off on the row side. But you were right, I just wasn't being careful when I was picking them up. I put my glasses on this time. I guess I'll try it again and see if I missed some more in the beginning (totally likely). If not, I'm not sure what to do about it. :thinking:
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AFTER you put on your glasses, pick up as many as you can. You can always fudge and increase on the next round.
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I've got 73 out of 86...I'm wonder if 13 is too many to fudge. Meh, it's ribbing, it'll stretch and no one will know. Except me. And you. SHHHH!
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Would you like me to use my mod power to delete that last post? Shhhhh.
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Nah, it's okay. I'm sure I'll admit to it at some point, anyway. :rollseyes: Hey, this is the only way I get anything done! "Oops, wrong number of stitches..ehhhh, I'll fudge it." I don't think I've made anything other than a hat or scarf without having to increase or decrease to fix my screw ups. I pretend that makes me efficient, but it mostly just makes me impatient.
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