Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wayzata, Minnesota
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sweater with vertical pockets.
I am making my first sweater and it calls for vertical pockets. It's a Maddy Laine Pick A Pocket 129. I have finished the pocket lining and now need to pick up the 28 stitiches from the stitch holder. My problem is, every time I pick them up, the stitches look fine at first but further up the front the stitches look very loose. The further I get the worse it looks. It becomes an obvious sore spot. How do I pick up these stitches and still have a nice and tight looking junction?
Joanie is offline   Reply With Quote


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

Old 03-01-2009, 12:10 AM   #2
Grafting the Toe
MerigoldinWA's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,143
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,837 Times in 1,740 Posts
I'm not sure what you can do. All I can think of is to put the stitches on a smaller needle than you are using when you take them off the holder so that they don't get stretched out. But if they are already stretched out I don't know what to say. You could try knitting with a smaller needle but that may create different issues. Sometimes you knit something in the back loop to get rid of looseness, but that would twist all the stitches and I don't know that that would be acceptable in this case.

I just had another idea. If the stitches on the holder are stretched out, maybe you could take a row or two out and reknit them handling them more carefully this time. Just an idea. I don't know how practical it is in your situation.
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote

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
sewing on pockets lynnruth How-to Questions 2 04-21-2009 03:41 PM
help with pockets lkmyers How-to Questions 6 12-18-2008 10:49 PM
pockets mathwizard General Knitting 2 05-15-2008 07:01 PM
Reply re Snowman Sweater (mitten pockets) losnana General Knitting 1 10-02-2007 08:27 PM
casting on for a vertical stripe sweater carol14 General Knitting 2 07-25-2007 11:55 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:31 AM.