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Topic: Help! Working in the round without joining?? Amigurumi newbie  (Read 1120 times)
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« on: May 06, 2012 05:50:09 PM »

I am new to the Amigurumi scene. I just bought the Star Wars patterns from lucyravenscar and I am going crazy.  Did not realize a few things I didn't know would stand in my way.

Trying to figure out how to "Work in the Round without joining" Huh The pattern states:

Is made in rounds from the top of the head down. Do not join rounds unless told to. Work through both loops of stitches.

The problem:  mine come out with the spiral/crooked look.  So far, people suggest using a slip stitch to join to prevent the spiral look, however the patters says not to join. It doesn't give instructions for turning, Any help??  Her's turn out so strait in rows and nice.

The photo attached of course is not the right colors, but gives you an idea of what my work is doing. Since I am new, it only allows me to post the link to the photo.

« Last Edit: May 06, 2012 06:05:53 PM by fantasticmio - Reason: added the image tags » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012 06:59:05 PM »

Working in the round WILL give you a spiral or crooked look.  I know the pattern says do not join and if its all one colour I wouldn't join.  Joining also will create a seam that you would see, so I guess you have to choose what you like better, the seam or the spiral.  What I do is if its all one colour I don't join, but if theres a colour change I DO join, just to make the colours more even.

Hope I've helped!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012 07:06:51 PM »

I figured it out!!!   Grin 

First, with my first attempt, I was working on the inside of the design instead of the outside. 

Second, I found a place (don't remember) that helped.  At the end of my row, I chain one and then jump to the top of the next row.  this is working beautifully!  I am excited now and think this will work.

Thanks for the help.
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