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« on: December 01, 2007 06:57:56 PM »

hokay, so.
i knit myself a knitty Calorimetry, and i followed the suggestion to knit less than 120 stitches, as per the pattern.  my first problem is that the whole thing turned out waaaaay too big--22 inches long, 7 inches wide, even though i only cast on 92 stitches.  my second, and bigger, problem is that when i try to frog the Calorimetry, the yarn will not pull properly.  i have to take my needle and unweave the yarn from the piece.  normally, when frogging, you can just grab the yarn, remove the needle, and pull, right?  if anyone needs a picture, i can try to put one up.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 11:07:26 PM »

I'm trying to frog a scarf I made a while ago, and I was only able to find one end. Turns out that was the beginning of the scarf, so I can't just pull it and unravel the whole thing--I have to kinda go in and out some stitches  Undecided Maybe you started frogging from the beginning instead of the end?
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007 06:39:11 AM »

What kind of yarn did you use?  That can make a big difference.  Some yarns get mingled as you knit them and do not frog well...usually really fuzzy yarns.  A tip I've heard but haven't had a chance to try: put your project in a bag in the freezer for 2 hours.  Remove and frog until the project warms back up.  Freeze again and repeat. 

One other thing when it comes to the size being off-did you knit a gauge swatch?  That will give you a very good indicator of hw long its going to be and all that.  When you start knitting, double check that your gauge is still going.  I know it can be a pain in the rear but in situations like this, it can be helpful.   Hope that helps!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 09:39:28 AM »

iridescent---don't worry, i checked; my yarn is variegated and the Calorimetry started orange, ended green.
Caclark4---it's not particularly fuzzy yarn.  i used Lion Brand Homespun, which is basically a chunky yarn.  as for the swatch..yeah, i probably should've done one.  at least now i have practical experience as to why.
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