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Old 03-08-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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Bands on front of sweater.
The sweater i am knitting is almost complete except for 3 garter stitch ridges that i am supposed to add to both sides down the front of the sweater. The pattern calls for me to pick up 3 stitches for every 4 rows & then knit the 3 ridges then bind off. Problem is, after binding off, instead of the bands hanging straight, there is a curve almost like the bands are shorter than the rest of the sweater. What am i doing wrong??
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
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You're probably not picking up enough stitches. Pick up a stitch in 3 consecutive rows, then skip a row - repeat. If that's what you did, then you need to figure out how to get more sts on the bands. If you slipped the edge sts, they span 2 rows, so if you pick up in 3 slipped edge sts and skipped the 4th, then you've got half as many sts as you need.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
You're probably not picking up enough stitches. Pick up a stitch in 3 consecutive rows, then skip a row - repeat. If that's what you did, then you need to figure out how to get more sts on the bands. If you slipped the edge sts, they span 2 rows, so if you pick up in 3 slipped edge sts and skipped the 4th, then you've got half as many sts as you need.
Thanks, I'll give that a try. This is a neat forum. Just discovered it.
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