Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-21-2006, 09:49 PM   #1
GennyLynn1962
Instepping Out
 
GennyLynn1962's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,095
Thanks: 191
Thanked 95 Times in 85 Posts
'hole' in my knitting.
Yet another question

Everytime I knit I end up with a 'hole' in what I've done. I don't notice a dropped stitch or twisted stitch. But with me who knows.

What causes this?

__________________
Genny, Gen



I'm GennyLynn on Ravelry too!

OTN:
Baby blanket in hurdle stitch.
"Hey Teach" for me!
Christmas gifts: mostly kitchen towel sets, and fingerless gloves.
GennyLynn1962 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 09-21-2006, 09:52 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
Fairies.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2006, 09:56 PM   #3
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
Sorry, I couldn't resist.

If your stitch count stays constant, then it's hard to say. If you find that you have more stitches than you started with, you're probably doing an accidental yarn-over increase, which is supposed to leave a hole (eyelet). It happens when the yarn is in the wrong position when you knit or purl a stitch.

If the stitch count is correct, it might be possible to see what's happened by looking at it.

Occasionally, new knitters will pick up the work and start working in the wrong direction--that leaves a hole. In other words, let's say you've been working on a knit row, put it down and then pick it up and start purling back the other way by mistake. A hole occurs at that point. Just an example.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2006, 09:22 AM   #4
GennyLynn1962
Instepping Out
 
GennyLynn1962's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,095
Thanks: 191
Thanked 95 Times in 85 Posts
I must have had a lot of fairies floating around my knitting, I believe they have gone away now.

I believe I was not getting the needle in the right place, I was getting the whole stitch instead of going through the stitch, not sure.

Thanks for your advice, at least I'll know what to look for.
__________________
Genny, Gen



I'm GennyLynn on Ravelry too!

OTN:
Baby blanket in hurdle stitch.
"Hey Teach" for me!
Christmas gifts: mostly kitchen towel sets, and fingerless gloves.
GennyLynn1962 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2006, 03:44 PM   #5
hapagirl
Ribbing the Cuff
 
hapagirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southeastern Wisconsin
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OMG, thank you! This happens to me too!! It's just like you said - I'm picking it up and knitting on the wrong side. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

,
Hapa Girl
hapagirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2006, 03:50 PM   #6
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
Originally Posted by Ingrid
Fairies.

__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to leave a larger hole in a work for an arm hole? dclifford3 How-to Questions 6 12-11-2011 04:54 PM
Knitting a hole exerciseislife How-to Questions 3 12-29-2010 01:25 AM
Help -- How do you fix a hole in your knitting? aholaknitting General Knitting 2 10-02-2009 10:02 AM
Got a hole in my knitting but not sure how maf21 How-to Questions 8 03-06-2008 05:12 PM
darning a hole in knitting micaelarauch How-to Questions 6 08-01-2007 01:38 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:28 PM.