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Old 12-29-2006, 06:11 PM   #1
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Oh Good Grief! How Did I Manage To Do This?
I am a little puzzled. I've been knitting on this scarf. I cast on 14 stitches. I've been knitting along and noticed that the scarf has gotten wider.

I started with 14 stitches and now I somehow have 22. How did I manage to do this?

Geez, and I thought I was doing so much better. This stuff is harder than I thought, or I am dumber than I thought.

Time to unravel and start over. Again.
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:28 PM   #2
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lol I have to say that your subject line gave me such a chuckle because I feel that way quite often (and mostly not with my knitting! )

Check out this thread and see if it helps some!
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Brendajos.

I didn't even bother searching the forums because I thought surely I was the only one dumb enough to do something like this. I'm glad to know that it's a common rookie problem and not just my own stupidity. LOL

I'll try to pay closer attention and see if I can spot where I am going wrong. I know it must be this fuzzy super bulky yarn causing at least some of it.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:00 PM   #4
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That thread actually helped me overcome that same problem. It's great to find info here.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:13 PM   #5
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Deeknit;

This is a great forum. I'll use what I learned from that thread and try again. I just started it again from scratch to see if I can end up with the same number of stitches I started with LOL
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:20 PM   #6
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just watch that first stitch. that one is the bugger!
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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Welcome Mason... hope you have better luck 2nd time round, and that used to happen to me all the time, particularly with the fuzzy yarns, take heart, your not the only rookie that does this...

i just wanted to comment on your sig - it made me chuckle:

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Old 12-29-2006, 09:21 PM   #8
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I used to always add stitches when changing from knitting to purling. It helped me a whole lot to pay attention to where the yarn was when I started a stitch- in the back for knitting and in the front for purling.
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Thanks Dee. That fuzzy stuff is a real bugger.

Glad the sig make you chuckle. Always does me too.
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Originally Posted by redheadrachel
I used to always add stitches when changing from knitting to purling. It helped me a whole lot to pay attention to where the yarn was when I started a stitch- in the back for knitting and in the front for purling.
Since you brought it up I am struggling with something regarding the switch between knit and purl.

I'm experimenting with trying a 2x2 ribbing. It says to k2, p2,k2,p3 etc.... When i go from the k2 to the p2 or p2 to k2 how exactly do I move the yarn from back to front or front to back? I've tried several times and I always get an extra thread of yarn across the right needle (English) from where I moved the yarn from back-front or front-back. It's obvious there's a trick to it but I haven't yet figured it out.
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