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Old 04-03-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Cast on too tight
I cast on my first row as loosely as I dared and it is too tight! the garment is now finished and it really cups at the bottom. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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Scissors, cut it. Tweezers, pick it out. Needles, pick up the live stitches. Yarn, knit a row and bind it off.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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Very succint, Mike!
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:53 PM   #4
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Well, maybe you could also try sewing it so it looks even. A whole garment could take a while, but if you do it right, you'll be a happy one.

I'd get the cast on onto the sewing needle, and start sewing up and down, one stitch at a time. You'd be sewing your cast on.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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Huh? How would that fix it?
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:18 PM   #6
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Hey Camille- I am just over the mountain from you in TN!

I don't know of any way of fixing this without snipping the cast-on, unraveling last row or so, putting it back on the needles, knitting down a row and binding off loosely. I know- hard to think about without feeling a little sick!

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Old 04-04-2009, 12:11 AM   #7
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Simply_Renee - Oooh! You're doing a Tree of Life Afghan! How far along? Pics when you're done?
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I am only on my 2nd ball of yarn, and I'm almost through the first set of trees. I love this pattern- it's the reason I felt really inspired to learn to knit!

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Old 04-04-2009, 07:59 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your help. I had found a tip sheet for cutting and unraveling and reknitting the cast on part somewhere else on the internet so I think I will try it since that seems to be the only way to fix it. It's a little scary to do this to something I just finished, but it is not wearable as it is. Lesson learned!
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