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Old 09-02-2006, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Gusset help on longies

Hello! I haven't spent much time on this forum, so I apologize if this is addressed elsewhere. I'm teaching myself to knot by making longies & so far have finished 2 pairs of capris. The knitting is good, fairly even but where kfab for the gusset that stich has a much larger hole and you can see the diaper through it. The second pair, I did the stitch much tighter and the hole is smaller, but still prominent. How can I make the hole size more even at the gusset increases? I had a similar problem with the wrapped stitches on the short rows but I found somebody's post on "unwrapped" stitches that I'm going to try with my next pair. I'm using the LTK picky pants pattern, if that helps.


This was my second pair, which turned out better than the first.
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:37 PM   #2
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kfab shouldn't leave a hole at all. You might be making your knit stitches backwards by wrapping the yarn the wrong way. Could you post a really close-up pic of your knitting?
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:06 PM   #3
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Pic added. I just checked the pattern to verify that it was kfb. To the best of my memory, I knit the stitch, left it on the left needle, brought the right needle over and down into the back thread, wrapped counter clockwise, brought stitch through and slipped the old stitch off the left needle.
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If I am not mistaken, it looks like you may have wrapped the yarn around the needle an extra time, and formed a yarn over. Maybe try a different type of increase? You can try a bar increase, maybe.

ok I took a look again, and I am just seeing things. Maybe try putting some increases into a swatch and see what type that you like.
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Hmm. So this is just what it looks like when you do a kfab increase? Okay, I'll have to play around with other kinds of increases. Any suggestions? I'm thinking about buying the perfection pants pattern to learn some more new techniques.
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My kfab increases just blend into the garter--I've never gotten any holes. I'll try posting a picture tomorrow unless someone else beats me to it!

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Check out this link for more increases--the kfb video is toward the bottom, on the right hand side under "bar increase". http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...s/increase.php
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i am not familiar with the LTK pattern, but have you tried m1 right and left?
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No that is NOT how a knit one front and back should look....
I do think whatever you are doing it is ending up as a yarn over ---either in the creation of the new sitch or when you get to it on the next knit round.....

Have you posted it over at the LTK forums? There might be more helpful stuff over there too. Just b/c they will all have the pattern.

Perfection pants is a good pattern too. But you really don't 'learn' a lot of new techniques...just the channel island cast on...Of course one can never have too many soaker patterns.
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Thanks for the feedback! I'll look up the other increases. I'm guessing m1 right and left will be one of them? (I don't know what the "m" stands for yet).

Is there some way to close up the holes or reinforce the gusset?
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a duplicate stitch will help close up the holes.
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