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Boondoggled
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Posted - 07/29/2006 :  08:16:19 AM  Show Profile Send Boondoggled a Private Message
Hi Everyone,

Just wondering if holes in entrelac are normal. Mine are occurring when I pick up the stitches to start a new square. If it's normal, I won't frog it, but if someone knows a way to fix this, then I'm all ears!!

Thanks in advance,

Tanya

kadiddly
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Posted - 07/29/2006 :  10:59:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit kadiddly's Homepage  Send kadiddly a Yahoo! Message Send kadiddly a Private Message
They are normal, because you're stretching the stitches when you pick them up and knit them. I found twisting the stitches when I picked them up and knit them helped enormously.

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Vegasknitter@aol.com
Warming Up

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Posted - 07/29/2006 :  11:09:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vegasknitter@aol.com's Homepage Send Vegasknitter@aol.com a Private Message
Tanya

I'm glad you asked that! I'm currently working on my lady eleanor stole and I'm having the same problems.



Wendy

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Carol in Maine
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Posted - 07/31/2006 :  4:29:47 PM  Show Profile Send Carol in Maine a Private Message
[quote]Originally posted by kadiddly

I found twisting the stitches when I picked them up and knit them helped enormously.

"Twisting the stitches"- what is this? I just saw it in Elizabeth Zimmerman's hint for doing a mitten thumb. She has you knit 7 stitches in a separate yarn at the base of thumb and then pick them up later. After getting 13 stitches in all she says to "twist the stitches" at the ends to avoid holes. Does this mean knitting into the back of the stitches?

Carol in Maine
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kadiddly
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Posted - 07/31/2006 :  5:28:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit kadiddly's Homepage  Send kadiddly a Yahoo! Message Send kadiddly a Private Message
Yes, it means to knit into the back of the stitch if the stitch is already seated correctly on the needle. (Or knitting into the front of the stitch if you're like me and aren't always particular about which way the stitch is seated when you pick it up and it turns up backwards.) You'll know if a stitch is seated correctly if the front leg of the stitch is farther to the right on the needle than the back leg. I'm sure there are pictures on the web somewhere.

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