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chanters 12-06-2005 03:46 PM

Mysterious extra row
:thinking: Okay...something odd happened when I was knitting my second row of loop stitch. I dropped one and it was hard as hell to get it back but somehow I did. At least I thought so. I knit along merrily until I noticed something... I had an extra row that starts somewhere half way along the row which makes half of the thing slightly longer... :thinking: I have no idea what happened... or how to fix it (please don't say 'frog it' pleeeeaaase *pain*)... help?

nicolethegeek 12-06-2005 04:02 PM

My last reply disappeared into the netherworld, so please forgive me if this shows up twice.

It sounds like you did the same thing I did with a baby dress I was working on. When you put it down in the middle of a row, and then picked it up again, you knitted back over the stitches you just did... an unintentional short row? :?? Anyway, I'm sorry, but the only answer is to frog. :frog: If it's any consolation, I had to frog back about 4 or 5 rows of the dress... it was about 90 or so stitches of lace weight on 2.25 mm needles. :crying:

brendajos 12-06-2005 04:02 PM

sounds like you picked up and started knitting the wrong direction. only way i know of fixing that is to frog it back to the point where the short row is.

chanters 12-06-2005 04:23 PM

*sigh* :crying: that might be what I did... I'll have to remember to be more careful next time in the meantime...


Arugula 12-07-2005 11:54 AM

Man, I did this 3 times on a simple scarf as a new knitter. Now I pay attention to where my working yarn is coming from. As a Continental knitter, my working yarn is always on the right in the middle of a row.

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