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Old 01-18-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Neckband cast off too tight
I have cast off a neckband of a sweater using a size bigger than the called for needles so that the neck would have a little give and not be too tight. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. I have tried using different size needles (bigger and smaller) and I'm having no luck. The pattern called for a size 5 16" circular needle. I would call myself and intermediate/experienced knitter and have never encountered this problem. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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Without the neckband, would the sweater neckline be too tight? You might have a smaller gauge, so it's too small overall. Or you just might need to go up 2 or 3 sizes for casting off. Usually just one size up won't be enough.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:08 PM   #3
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Have you tried using a crochet hook bo?
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:16 PM   #4
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I will have to try those suggestions. I might just go back to picking up stitches for the neckband and try again. Thanks for the tips!
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