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« on: February 20, 2010 04:43:09 PM »

Not sure how to describe this one, but I'm knitting a sock toe-up from the same pattern I've used before, and the instructions go something like this:

"Divide half of the stitches onto 2 needles and leave for instep.
Knit the stitches off 1st needle onto 3rd needle.
Purl 23, turn
Knit 22, turn
Purl 21, turn
Continue in this manner, with 1 less stitch at the end of every row until there are 8 stitches

P9, turn
K10, turn
P11, turn
Continue in this manner, having 1 more st at the end of every row to 24 stitches. Place marker at the end of last row

Knit in rounds across all 48 sts until work from marker measures 7 inches."

Now, my problem is that when I began the part where I had 8 stitches and started working one more stitch each round, it stretched the stitches so that it made holes.

A picture of a finished sock with the holes:



I already finished two socks with the holes, but now that I'm making a pair for my mom, I want to know if there's a way to prevent these holes on her pair. (I tried just pulling the stitches tighter, but it didn't really do much.)

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010 02:37:40 PM »

I've never knit socks, but I have used shortrows... are you doing the wrap & turn right? That's the only thing I can think of. I had holes at the ends of my short rows... turns out I wasn't knitting the wrap with the stitch.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 06:58:48 PM »

I've never knit socks, but I have used shortrows... are you doing the wrap & turn right? That's the only thing I can think of. I had holes at the ends of my short rows... turns out I wasn't knitting the wrap with the stitch.

Oh, thank you! I'd never heard of wrap & turn, but a quick google search gave me JUST what i needed! Thank you thank you thank you! <3

(In case anyone else had this question, I found an awesome, awesome, awesome tutorial on this at this site!)
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010 01:33:15 PM »

I find my shortrows look rather messy using wrap and turn (on one side at least, the other looks fine) so I use Japanese short rows. There are lots of ways to close up those holes at the ends of short rows so if the first one you try doesn't work, try others. TechKnitter covered a bunch in this post. Smiley
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