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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Handknit Rinoa Duster help!!

Ok, so I'm knitting the duster and armwarmers for my Rinoa cosplay. I've done a lot of practice to prepare for this costume. I've even made practice pieces for the duster with yarn I already had. They looked great, but now there's something wrong with my official pieces. I don't know what I did wrong since I'm doing the same exact thing I had done with the practice pieces.

Now the problem is, I already have both side pieces done and I didn't notice this problem till now. So I want to see if I can avoid this for my back piece.

The side pieces have knitted ends meaning it begins with a Knit 2 and ends with a Knit 2. My back piece will have purl ends. For some reason, one side of each piece has what's called a knotted edge. One piece, it's on the side where I'm going to put the trim, so it won't be noticeable. However, the other piece, it's on the seam edge. I'm doing a mattress stitch and an invisible stitch for the purl side so it'll be completely invisible both front and back to keep the Knit 2 Purl 2 pattern. So this knotted edge is going to be visible on the outside. I've searched to see if there was a way to fix it, but there isn't any way.

I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong here. I'm just knitting and purling like always. Even the practice piece I did didn't have this and it ended with both sides knit 2. I don't know what to do to avoid this. It's weird how it's only on one side though...

So, if any knitter out there can help me with this, I'd really appreciate it
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Unread 03-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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Do you have a picture of the problem?
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Unread 03-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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Do you have a picture of the problem?
Nope. But the Knotted Edge looks like this:

http://wickedhowtos.com/index.php/20...tch-heres-how/

(You might have to scroll down a little) I really don't need it to look like that
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Unread 03-27-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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Do you have a picture of the problem?
No, I don't. But they look like knots. It's an official edging people use, but I don't want to use it yet somehow I am...I'm not sure if it's a tension problem or what, but the other side looks even.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 10:25 PM   #5
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Are your practice pieces the same type/brand of yarn as your official pieces? The type of yarn can mess up the tension on the ends. (It sounds like a problem I'm having with sport-weight yarn as compared to medium-weight acrylic yarn)
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Omg, yeah I used Acrylic for the practice pieces and am using sportweight! Ugh, is there any way I can fix my tension? I've tried everything...
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Unread 03-28-2013, 01:44 AM   #7
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The only way I know to fix the ends is to use the tip of a knitting needle to adjust the stitches on the end. Only way I know how to describe it is like how you adjust your shoelaces.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Hm, I see what you're saying, but are you talking about doing that as I'm knitting or afterwards? Or does it matter?
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I do it afterwards so that I don't lose stitches. It shouldn't matter when you do it.
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Ok, thank you very much! I didn't get much done yesterday because I was worrying about it lol
Really appreciate it
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