Shandeh wrote:mendiolabc wrote:Ok, I'm sure I will still be working on these squares during catch up week, they're taking me forever! Though I'm also doing the CAL...maybe that's why! I'm almost done with my 3rd square and just realized it's pretty off as far as gauge compared to the other two squares. The first two are a little bigger than the template, and that was after ripping one out and starting over (decreased size by an inch!), but I decided to just go with it and if need be, I'll buy more yarn towards the end. Should I just block this one and stretch it out to match the first two? It's probably about half an inch all the way around. What should I do??
Since your gauge is changing with the squares, I would recommend checking each square against the blocking template. Don't worry so much about counting stitches. Just keep it in the template.
That smaller square sounds like it needs some re-working. Blocking will only temporarily stretch it out. It will shrink back to it's normal size after washing. I would recommend unravelling half of it, until you have a triangle in the first color. Then, tie on more yarn of that same color to make the triangle bigger. Next, tie on the 2nd color, and finish up the square. You will be happier with it in the end.
mendiolabc wrote:Thank you for your help! The problem more comes though with the sides not matching up. It's hard to explain. If I lay the matching corners of the two different sized squares together, the sides of the smaller square don't line up with the sides of the bigger square, so I'm concerned that adding more rows won't solve the problem. Should I just start over with this square or will adding on additional stitches fix this problem?
Shandeh wrote:zhanie wrote:k1p1quebec Salut!
I am making two blankets and merci for the complement. However, so far I have only knitted 2 1/2 squares. My shoulder is sore! I hope your hand feels better soon.
When I get sore like that, I always take a break. Don't want to injure myself with my knitting!
So, I get out of my knitting chair, do some stretching, and walk around the house for a while. Sometimes, I will go outside and walk around the yard as well. Occasionally, I will turn on my Wii Fit Plus and do some exercises there. And sometimes, I just take a nap.
gwenythlove wrote:Is there a way to shrink my square? I did the gauge and everything seemed OK but my first square for week 1 came out 10x10 instead of 9.5x99.5. I went down to 4.5 for the next square but I really don't want to re-knit the first one. Any tips? Thanks!
sand wrote:i just got done with block 7 today did not get them all done my dad was sick so spent a lot of time taking care of dad he is 85
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