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Old 02-13-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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Help with 400 stitches knitted in the round!
I am knitting a child's hat that requires 400 st. casted on and worked in seed stitch for 1 inch working in the round. I did this and it had so many stitches I had a very hard time determining if they were all straight when I joined....needless to say after knitting the one inch I finally could see that indeed it was not straight and I had to rip it all out!!! I have never worked with so many stitches before. Any help out there as to how to make certain they are all straight before joining...hints or tips?

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Old 02-13-2008, 05:19 PM   #2
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Have you tried breaking it down into sections so putting a marker every 50 stitches to help the count and see if its not twisted in each 50 stitch section?
Or even every 25 stitches?
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:36 PM   #3
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I did do that when I was casting on but removed them as I began knitting the first row. That may be a good way of doing it. I find the stitches move so easily on the cable part of the needles which makes it harder to keep them straight. I'm just a bit disgruntled at this point. I may not pick it up again very soon!
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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A HAT with 400 stitches? a CHILD'S hat with 400 stitches? gauge about 20 stitches to the inch?
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:51 PM   #5
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A HAT with 400 stitches? a CHILD'S hat with 400 stitches? gauge about 20 stitches to the inch?
Yes, that was my reaction too! Ummm.... are you sure that is correct?
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Maybe 40 sts? I make a blanket once that was 400 sts across...
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:35 PM   #7
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No it is 400 stitches...decreasing after the first inch. It gathers so the brim is gathered like a ruffle. It is a Debbie Ware pattern.
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That's one heck of a lot of stitches. Best of luck to you!
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What you can do, too is knit a few rows straight so that when you join you can be sure that the stitches aren't twisted. You'll have a little gap there, but you can stitch that up. Much easier than tearing out all those stitches.
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