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elfin enigma
« on: February 27, 2008 09:44:48 AM »

i was so happy to finish it!  i don't even like hats but i thought this one might change me.  the directions were clear, i had no problems aside from the fact i wish i had started from the outside of the yarn to get more of that dark purple than the reddish purple...UNTIL...i was taking pictures when i saw a weird spot and i picked up it for a closer inspection and things started to unravel (not-so-great pic below to illustrate)!  how could i not notice a dropped stitch...(or a few?!)  ahhhhh!  is there any way to fix this, you think?  : (((  so sad... 

the disaster!

pretty purple

just being silly...

**edited to fix giant image, sorry.**
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008 10:09:29 AM »

I really like the color yarn you used!  You can usually pick up dropped stitches with a crochet needle, but I'm not completely sure how you would do this on a finished piece.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008 11:11:51 AM »

I would pick up and reknit just like when you're knitting on an unfinished garment, but when you get to where the stitch would connect and you can't connect it because it's already finished (does that make sense), take some thread that matches and tack it to the stitch above.  Hope this helps.

« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008 11:21:56 AM »

What Holly said, though instead of thread, take a couplethree inch piece of the yarn, stick it through the loop of the loose stitch, bring it to the WS and weave the ends in. It'll almost look like it belonged there.

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008 09:23:29 PM »

so i decided to do the whole thing over again...i wanted the band a little smaller and to use more of the part of the yarn i liked better, and i just couldn't live with that messy dropped stitch part.   so i finished and guess what...AGAIN!  arggggh, i'm so frustrated.  well i wove in the loop as best i could, ended it pulled through to the wrong side pretty snug and tied a loop of yarn in a knot through it so it wouldn't pop back out.  i guess it's the dpns i'm not used to?  the aluminum ones, esp, that are longer than they should be for this project.  grr.  oh well, i'm not doing it over yet again, i'll just have to deal with it. 
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008 04:19:38 PM »

post a FO pic! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008 08:18:36 PM »

Oh dear, so sorry to hear that. Maybe you could try a circular needle or two next hat. You don't drop stitches with circs.

« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008 08:54:01 PM »

I LOVE it! great color yarn too!

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2008 09:06:07 AM »

great job on the hat  Smiley

That has happened to me before, i've finished up and then notice a drop stitch... not sure if its the correct way to treat a dropped stitch when you've finished an item, but i get a crochet hook, find a ladder from where the dropped stitch may have come from, and then pull the dropped stitch through each of the ladders (front for a knit or back for a purl) then get a thread of the yarn and tie it to another stitch and fasten, and weave in... it has worked most of the time, and i can't notice anything different.
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