Saturday, May 13, 2006

I need some advice

I love all of the completed SC's I have seen on here you ladies rock! I decided to knit this for Mom as a Mother's Day surprise. Well, she is going to be in town a week earlier than I thought so I have to knit the entire cowl today (wish me luck). Anyway, to my question...Yesterday I knit both of the sleeves and I have a very weird line where I joined to knit the sleeves, it almost looks as if I knit the last row before the join with larger needles to me... Can Y'all see that? My question is will this even out in blocking? Am I going to have to do some creative stitch tugging to make this less noticeable? any advice short of "its the frog pond for you" cause I just might cry if that is the only solution (thanks alot PMS).
Thanks in advance! Amanda

6 comments:

Molly said...

My only thought is that you knit in the round a bit smaller than you do back and forth. I don't know of a way to block this out.

Amy said...

Seriously -- NO ONE will notice this. Don't worry about it.

Necia said...

I don't think anyone will notice it either? Is this the gift for the knitter? But even if it is, I'm not the type to marvel at the stitches in gifts I receive, especially to notice inaccuracies.

Necia

Dawn said...

Hmm, did you twist the stitches when you picked them back up? You can see it when it's laying flat, but like the other said, I don't think anyone but us will ever notice it when it's being worn.

Bridget M said...

Mine was like that too, exactly. I think it was from the stitches being held on the waste yarn a bit more loosely than on the needle. Mkine blocked out beautifully. I just gave it a gentle bath (actually let her soak overnight), rinsed, rolled in a towel and laid flat to dry. I pinned out the neck edge since it was rolling significantly and I wanted a clean edge to join the cowl onto. I was really pleased with the way the Elann Quechua alpaca/tencel washed and blocked. I bet your little puffy line goes away, too. What yarn did you choose? It's a beautiful color, and your knitting is really lovely!

Auntie Amanda said...

thanks all...thankfully, it is not for the knitter, but I know it will be appreciated. I feel a bit better.