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Old 03-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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I need knitting help

I'm trying very hard to knit my first pair of longies but I'm having trouble with the eyelit row. The pattern says to yarn over then knit 2 together. I did this on a 2x2 rib waist band. The yo k2tog landed on 2 knits I that makes sense. I'm not sure how to knit this when I get back around. I tend to knit tightly and it is hard for me to know where to knit it. Also, I'm using a size 5 needle on the rib and will use 7 on the rest. This is what the pattern suggest Can I just use a 7 on the all of it. It's taking forever with the size 5. Ive had to frog the entire thing twice and start over. I dont get much time to practice with 2 small ones Tia!!

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I never do an eyelet row. It doesn't seem to make a difference.
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1. Did you knit a gauge swatch?
2. What pattern are you using?
3. Try yo k2tog px2 repeat

If you knit on larger needles the waist band will be looser.

If you don't do an eylet row for a drawstring or use an elastic waist you may not get the full life out of the longies because the ribbing will stretch and lose its shape and the pants will fall down.
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1. Did you knit a gauge swatch?
2. What pattern are you using?
3. Try yo k2tog px2 repeat

If you knit on larger needles the waist band will be looser.

If you don't do an eylet row for a drawstring or use an elastic waist you may not get the full life out of the longies because the ribbing will stretch and lose its shape and the pants will fall down.
I'm using the sheepy pants pattern.

I did the gauge swatch and followed the instruction to customize the pattern.

I'll practice the yo k2tog px2. How about when I come back around? I'm confused on knitting over the yo k2tog
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If you yo k2tog px2 around you will just knit the yo and the k2tog and p the ps. It will keep your ribbing intact.
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If you yo k2tog px2 around you will just knit the yo and the k2tog and p the ps. It will keep your ribbing intact.
That sounds so simple but what is making it tricky is that since I knit tightly the yo k2tog creates a bump on the needle instead of 2 separate loops. I'm not sure if I should knit in front or behind the little bump.
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I used to do an eyelet row, but I didn't like where it landed and even with playing with it, I couldn't get it right, so now I just leave it out. I thread the i-cord through with a darning needle and have never had a problem!
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I used to do an eyelet row, but I didn't like where it landed and even with playing with it, I couldn't get it right, so now I just leave it out. I thread the i-cord through with a darning needle and have never had a problem!
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That sounds so simple but what is making it tricky is that since I knit tightly the yo k2tog creates a bump on the needle instead of 2 separate loops. I'm not sure if I should knit in front or behind the little bump.
It does just look like a bump on the needle. You knit the YO just like you would knit a normal stitch, through the front loop. Maybe make a quick swatch and try it there.
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I used to do an eyelet row, but I didn't like where it landed and even with playing with it, I couldn't get it right, so now I just leave it out. I thread the i-cord through with a darning needle and have never had a problem!
That sounds like a good idea. I'm going to practice this eyelet row on a swatch and if I can't get it I'm going to do this. On the bright side, considering ive had so much practice, I've gotten really good at the rib itself.

Thanks everyone. I'm determined to figure this out and it's nice knowing there's people here to help.
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