karenarp wrote:How do you cast looser? Do you need to switch to a larger hook?
Kaleigh wrote:If you switch your working needle to another one or two sizes bigger, your cast-off will become looser! I've even used one three-four sizes bigger when it said "really loose."
Some people use a larger needle for casting off, but it doesn't help me much. I'm a knit-wit.
I just need to release the yarn and let it FLOW, instead of holding it too tight. The key is to make the EARLIER stitch loose, so that it pulls easily over the new stitch for a loose bind-off.
karenarp wrote:I will have to try and wade through my craft room to find a couple buttons, so will save that for when I am feeling braver!
I'm gonna wait until my purse is finished, then take it with me to the craft store to look for buttons. Maybe I'll take my little camera along for a video while I search. That might be fun. Hopefully, I can talk a friend into being my official "videographer". Ha!
karenarp wrote:PS: I was looking again at the photo with the pattern and finally realized why it looks so wrong (thanks to Zhanie) - the second button is missing. I was thinking it was on the flap (doh!). Maybe Bernat should be informed so they can update the photo
That's right! The second button SHOULD be on the purse, because the hole is on the flap!!