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« on: September 27, 2006 02:50:58 PM »

k i'm doing the pdq and i'm trying to hide the unused yarn while i'm working with the other color. this has presented a problem when it comes to the shells. this is what i have:

is there a better/different way to do this?

also, i was wondering at the end of each round i can tell where the end is, which i guess is normal (see blue box) but in one place it looks alot worse (red circle). did i do something wrong? should i just leave it how it is?


thanks anyone who takes the time to look at this! this is the first crochet project i have ever finished! (even though it's not quite done yet).
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006 06:33:03 PM »

hey there!

in the first picture, it looks like you are carrying the previous color of yarn.  you shouldn't carry it around, just pull it up from the previous row when you want to switch.

in the second picture, it looks like you are changing colors a stitch too early.

hope that helps!  glad you're giving it a try!

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2006 12:28:48 PM »

is changing color too soon what's causing the gaping hole?

and are saying that i can just leave the gray hanging until i get to the next row and pick it up again? if so, why have i been trying to hide it between stitches this whole time?
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2006 04:23:46 PM »

in the pic, it looks like the reason for the gaps is that you are changing colors before you complete the row.  you have to slip stitch the last stitch to the first stitch so there are no gaps.  i think you are switching colors before you slip stitch the end of the row.

yes!  just carry the color up, there's no reason to drag it around, it will be there when you come back around, just pull it up, but not too tight, it needs some slack.

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2006 08:53:25 AM »

thanks! i realized too that i somehow skipped some stitches and not in the good way..there aren't enough in some rows! it's just practice and hubby says he'll wear it anyway!
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