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Knitting Disaster?

Originally uploaded by Cherith
I've had lots of pieces not turn out like I'd hoped, but this is the weirdest one by far. Here's the best picture I could get to properly show the problem (ignore the computer mess).

I just finished my Ribbed Lace Bolero that I've been working on for a while. I was super happy because it definitely looked like it was going to fit. And I managed to figure out the sewn bind off to get it done and with a stretchy ending. And then! Disaster! As I took it upstairs to see if it fit right before sewing the sides together I realized something awful. It's not retangular like it's supposed to be. Somehow, it's a parellelogram instead. The opposite corners on either end are wrong. So, when I try to fold it in half, one half of one side is longer than the other. On both sides, it's like this.

Knitting flisters - help? It's done with Lion Brand Cotton Ease, which has a lot of give. Do you think it's just stretched out do to the weight off the needles as I knitted? Do you think washing it will help? I'm pretty sure that it's not a too many rows on one side issue, since either side hangs down. :( Any advice? I was really excited about finishing this too, it was going to be a lot of firsts for me.


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Aug. 31st, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
I'm having trouble telling from the photos... Do you have a link to the pattern? That might help...

It might be that you just need to block it into shape. Assuming it has the same number of rows on both ends, starting in the same places... blocking it will make it rectangular again.
Aug. 31st, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
It's this pattern. It's supposed to be a big rectangle that you fold in half and slip your arms through. In my picture you'll see that the ribbed ends don't meet like they should when folded in half. :(
Aug. 31st, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if it was a stretching from the weight. You could try washing and blocking it, and then re-measure?
Aug. 31st, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
I think that's what I'm going to try.
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