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« on: December 28, 2007 03:47:52 AM »

For my second knitting project (I love to overreach myself) I started the Transformers Toque for my son. Sadly, my MIL, whom I asked to buy me some 4 ply, bought 5 ply instead and my gauge was off. I went down to the next size of DPNs I have and stated knitting. Well, it turns out that I am a tight knitter (plus, I didn't gauge) and, now that I am at Row 26, I think the toque will only be about 14 inches around.

I really don't want to unravel what I have done, but had the idea that maybe I could just finish the charted part of the knitting, bind it off then make something with that?  A bag? It would be tiny 6 x 7 inches? Um, any other suggstions?

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007 06:25:39 AM »

if i where you i should consider to unravel it. it oftens feel better afterwards- i made a bag a year ago that didnt turn out well, and i tried to make it to something else, but i just felt the disappointment over the ugly bag, and couldnt let go until i frogged it and started over. it was a relief when it was done. i know, its so boring to unravel, but afterwards it feels great Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007 07:41:54 AM »

What kind of yarn are you using?  If you frog it (rip it, rip it,...get it?), you'll want to give it a bath to get the yarn to relax (see Knitting Daily for a tute.).
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