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Old 03-24-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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do sts stretch on the needle
...when they are on too long. I am working on two things right now. I don't like to do that but I was working on a sweater and then I got an invite to a baby shower. So now I am making a layette set and the sweater is just sitting on the needles. How long does it take before they get out of shape?
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:53 AM   #2
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The sts shouldn't stretch if they are laying down and not hanging. If you are really worried, thread a piece of yarn on a yarn needle and transfer the sts to the yarn removing needles until you begin working on the project again.
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If you leave stitches on a needle for a long time, that row might stretch, but a lifeline is a good idea. Either that, or take out that one row if you're concerned.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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stretched sts
What do you consider a long time?
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I would think months, at least. I've put knitting down for weeks and didn't notice any difference.
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