Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Twisted Stitches And Holey Armpits

I've had a bunch of new opportunities crop up in the last month and on Monday one came to pass. I started my new job! And it's at Green Planet Yarn. Green Planet Yarn is the first thing I blogged about. I wouldn't have ever thought that I might work there one day when I started this blog. Anyways, one of the first things I was asked to do was touch straighten all the yarn. I can already predict what will be happening to all my future pay checks...

I also started a new project. I'm making a Koolhaas so that I can understand twisted stitches better. Although I'm not really sure who will get the finished hat, so if anyone is interested....

The sweater is slowly being finished. It took me a week to decide that I was indeed going to put sleeves on it. The number one reason I decided on sleeves (even though a vest would be neat) is that I bought extra yarn for the sleeves and wound it into balls, so the skeins can't be returned.
The only problem I'm now having is that when I attached the sleeve, a large hole appeared in the armpit. I'm not really worried about closing the hole. I left an extra long yarn tail to help stitch it up. But I sure would like to know why it even occurred and what I can do to prevent it from happening on the other sleeve. The stitches for the sleeves are put on stitch holders and knit after the sweater is done. Does anyone know why the hole showed up?

3 comments :

Andi said...

The hole comes from stitches that don't have a bar tightening them together I believe. I could be wrong about that, but I do know for a fact that the easiest way to get rid of that hole is to pick up a few extra sts when you attach your yarn to your sleeve. You can just decrease them away in your second round.

kiwiyarns said...

Agree with Andi. Don't stress about it - as you say, you can easily stitch it up, and no one will be any wiser! I often get holes at that point where I'm not asked to pick up stitches. I do the same as you - mattress stitch the points together afterwards.

faeriecollege said...

That's never not happened to me when I've seamless sweaters. Which is why I don't knit seamless sweaters anymore.

But Andi is right. That's definitely the way to fix it.

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