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Old 08-20-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Sort of trouble with Gussets?

I've knitted a few wonderful longies, etc. And they all turn out great everywhere except the gussets.

I have issues with picking up the stitches and making everything look right. There is always a wrinkle and it kind of looks sloppy. Could I be picking up too many stitches? And The way I pick the stitches up always looks bad too.

I'm pretty self taught and follow my own kind of pattern. Would buying a pattern be useful? My only issues are with gussets.

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Re: Sort of trouble with Gussets?

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Re: Sort of trouble with Gussets?

I wish I could help. I finally have my gusset increases looking good but it gets a bit sloppy looking when I pick up my stitches as well. I hope you get some answers.
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Re: Sort of trouble with Gussets?

can you post a picture so I can try and help (i am a visual person!)
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Re: Sort of trouble with Gussets?

I was told the easiest way was to put them on a strand of yarn, loop it through and tie it closed. THen when you go about picking them back up, you don't chance dropping any stiches. Also are they twisted at all? IDk Is it the kitchener stitch you are having trouble with? here's a good tutorial on that part.. under "finishing:kitchener stitch" HTH
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Re: Sort of trouble with Gussets?

I have found that when I close the gusset last it is easier to to just Kitchener the small holes that are left after the closing. If you prefer to pick up stitches make sure you are only picking up one per row, too many and it may pucker.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:04 PM   #7
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Re: Sort of trouble with Gussets?

No, the gusset area itself looks good the kitchner stitch is all good. It just looks bad where I go to pick up stitches along the gusset area to knit the legs.

Maybe a tutorial on picking up stitches would help? I'm not sure.

I'll try and get a pic in a couple days. The newest ones are all drying ATM, just got washed last night.
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