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« on: January 31, 2005 09:20:28 AM »

Hi, everyone!

I posted this under another topic, but I'm getting kind of desperate, so I thought I'd start my own thread. 

I have had so much bad luck with this project--defective ball of yarn, having to frog it when it was almost half-way done, etc.  I've figured all the other stuff out, but I cannot get the dropping/ bind off to look right.

I'm pretty sure I'm doing the dropping and binding correctly--it's sort of like doing a bar increase, right--knitting into the front of the stitch but not dropping it, then binding off and knitting into the back of the stitch and binding off. 

But here's where I get messed up:
The lone stitch in between the two dropped ones becomes way too loose and loopy and I don't know why or how to fix it.  (i've tried doing the dropping and binding a number of ways, but it doesn't help this middle stitch.) 

Please, Please, Please help me!  I've been practicing on swatches and on the half-way done messed up bit of vest.  I don't want to go through the trouble of re-knitting the whole thing only to get to the end and screw it up!  Arrrrgh!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005 11:10:49 AM »

I don't know if you saw my reply in the other post about this, so just in case... when you're doing the whole DBO2 thing, the middle stitch will be a bit loose at first. Once you pull the dropped stitches to create the ladder all the way down, the ones in between should naturally go back to looking as they should. Hope that helped!!! Good luck!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2005 12:26:37 PM »


i've only tried it on swatches so far, so maybe that was the problem.  I'll try it on the much larger piece I'm about to frog and see if the looseness resolves itself.

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2005 07:59:29 AM »

You have problems!!!!!  Well, allow me to join your club!   I am still on my swatch and not sure what to do.  This is my first official garment and I did the swatch with metal size fives and got 28 st to 30 rows.  Then I got size 4 Brittanys and my gauge was 28 stitches to 32 rows.  Now add that I am bigger than the 39 bust of the medium and smaller than the 48 bust if the large.  What should I do? 

I'll post this on the other thread too.

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