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lorrieann Posted - 03/09/2008 : 7:03:17 PM
My sister has been crocheting a blanket for her new nephew. She has put so much time into it and it is beautiful, however, it is not a rectangle. Apparently - her tension grew gradually tighter as she went along. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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mercury Posted - 11/23/2008 : 1:36:12 PM
My advice - to dismiss all and to start to knit again

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lella Posted - 03/12/2008 : 1:51:16 PM
That's really too bad. Since the chain base won't expand, the advice is to measure it without stretching but even a pattern can affect the result. Yes, that far end sure will stretch out Mindy-O, so that explains the expansion as the work progresses.

As Amanda pointed out forgetting the chain stitch at the turning would cause the other. Such a shame. Llinn's solution would work but the only other solution is to start all over, or at least rip back to where your sister thinks that it's the correct width.

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llinn Posted - 03/10/2008 : 01:11:11 AM
If she forgot a turning chain she can actually crochet a triangular piece to match up and make it into a square or rectangle (think modern graphic). Then add a border and she's good to go.

Or like Mindy said, wash it, stretch and block it as much as she can, then steam to set and add a big border. Chances are no one will notice and she can gift an imperfect blankie with perfect love for the new baby.

Llinn
MindyO Posted - 03/09/2008 : 9:35:02 PM
This happened to me too, tension loosened A LOT. I had the same # of stitches, yet 6" wider at the top than bottom, in only 3ft of blanket. I ripped it all out, all single crochet too
My only suggestion, is it a huge difference? If not huge, cane she maybe fix it with blocking and some sort of border?

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Atavistic Posted - 03/09/2008 : 8:17:08 PM
Did her tension get tighter or did she forget a turning chain?

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