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Old 01-26-2007, 12:42 AM   #1
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First bag...extra stitches!! :(
Hi, I am having an issue with my first felted bag. I just finished knitting 50 rows with 96 stitches casted on and just realized I have 2 extra stitches. My question is since it is a felted bag and the number of stitches on the needle is still an even number, is there maybe a way of tweaking the rest of the pattern?

This is the pattern.

Work even in stockinette stitch for 50 rounds. (this is where I am)
Add novelty yarn knit 1 round. Change to reverse stockinette and continue for 18 rounds.

Top Edge: Continue with wool yarn only.

Round 1: *k2tog, k10* repeat around. (88 sts.)
Round 2 & 4: Purl.
Round 3: knit
Round 5: cast off knitwise.

Thanks so much, I really don't want to have to undo everything I have already done, I will take a little less than perfect object if I have to.
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:50 AM   #2
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I'd just knit two together at the beginning and middle of the next round and continue. It won't make any difference at all, and your decreases will be even later.
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:52 AM   #3
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Thank you so much, I really didn't want to have to undo all of that!! I'm not sure I know what you mean by my decreases will be even later. I'm still fairly new to knitting.
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Round 1: *k2tog, k10* repeat around. (88 sts.)

That's your decrease round. I assume that it's based on the number of stitches you're supposed to have in order to work out evenly.
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Oh right, I think I've got it now. Thank you so much once again for your help. Hopefully soon, I will be posting My very first useable felted bag. :D
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I have a couple more questions about the bag. Actually, about the handles. #1 It says use size 11 needles, I have 10 and 13, could I substitute or do I need to wait until I get size 11? #2 The pattern says Row 1: k4, yf, slip 3, turn.
Row 2: Taking yarn across back of work, pull firmly then k4, yf, slip 3, turn. Repeat.

My question is when I yf and then slip 3 and then turn, when I go to knit the next 4, the leading yarn is not the front piece of the stitch. Is this right? If so, do I knit the leading piece of yarn which is behind the needle or do I knit the yarn that is on the front of the needle?

Wow, lots of questions. I will appreciate anyones help, Thanks in advance.
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I don't think it's imperative that you have size 11's for the handle.

What you're doing with the handle will end up looking like a double icord. Use the yarn from where it's at, even though it's a few stitches over. When you pull it tightly like the directions say, you will roll those 3 stitches into a little tube--icord.
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Thanks for your help once again. I didn't really ask the question right. After I k4 and then slip 3 and then turn the work, my first couple of stitches are twisted on the needle. Which part of the stitch do I knit into?
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Slip the stitches as if to purl and they won't be twisted.

If you do have a twisted stitch, just knit through the back loop.
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