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Re: Afghan stitch - unintentional decrease
Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: August 26, 2007 08:21PM

When I first tried afghan stitch, I could do the first half (picking up loops from right to left) OK. But I had trouble with the second half (working the stitches left to right) until I noticed something:

For the very first stitch of each row, yarn over and draw through ONE loop. Thereafter, yarn over and draw through TWO loops across the row.

If I skipped the "ONE loop" part, I unintentionally decreased on the left side by one stitch each row.

I don't know if that is causing your problem, but make sure you don't skip that little step or it can affect your stitch count.

Subject Written By Posted
  Afghan stitch decreasing without me! hedgehog 08/25/2007 07:38PM
  Re: Afghan stitch decreasing without me! JJKnitter 08/25/2007 11:41PM
  Re: Afghan stitch - unintentional decrease craftsman 08/26/2007 08:21PM

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