Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Where did I go wrong??
Does anyone have any ideas of what I've been doing wrong? I'm just not seeing as much of the same issue in other people's pics of the log cabin stuff...
I'm not really sure what I was doing wrong in the first place, but picking up stitches is definately something I still don't quite have mastered yet!
Thanks so much for everyone's input!
I've been picking up the "bar" between the garter ridges. I pick them up by inserting the left needle under the bar and knitting the new color in. Is this correct?
Also, notice that you already have one stitch on your needle when you start picking up stitches. Remember to factor that in when you start picking up.
If I have 9 garter ridges, I shoot for having 9 or 10 stitches on my needle after picking up along the edge. If I ever discover that I have 11, I usually k2tog at the end of my first row to even things out. Hope this helps!
Also, are you doing a regular slip knot with the new color on the right needle? Is this how you account for already having a stitch on that needle before picking up stitches?
Those two strands you see are the edge of my garter ridge "patch". You can just stick the needle through one leg of that stitch, but it creates a loose join. So I go ahead and stick it under/through the entire edge.
This is hard to explain, so here's a link to a video that helped me a lot:
Hope this helps!!