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ladypeter
« on: November 08, 2007 11:23:08 AM »

Intro:
I bought an a**-load of sugar and cream to make Xmas hand towels and dishcloths. That day, I see the fun bias-knit squares goin on over at masondixonknitting.com. An idea is born.

The problem:
When I try to make squares, they are not square. My decreases don't match my increases.

The Question:
Which increases go with which decreases? I've tried M1L with SSK and ended up with two sides that were too long. Pulling it into shape off the needles helped, but not enough to make it look decent.

Thoughts? Feelings?

Thanks!
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007 11:36:38 AM »

Are you knitting in stockinette or garter st? Garter makes them more like squares, in stockinette, the rows are longer than the sts are wide so they come out kinda like a diamond. You can put a garter row in every 4th row or so of stockinetter and that helps.
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ladypeter
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007 11:50:50 AM »

I'm using garter stitch.
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soozeq
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007 07:59:20 PM »

Try casting on an odd number, like 31, and do a double dec in the center. Sl 1, k2tog, psso.
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