Dressage is Done

I was able to finish Dressage last week. I was very worried that it was going to be far too small and I’d never wear it — that’s never a fun way to finish a project! But, with nothing to lose, I decided to aggressively block it and really stretch it before pinning it down. Turns out it worked – and maybe wasn’t quite as necessary as I had originally thought. It’s so interesting how the fibers change once they’ve been wet!  The end result? I LOVE this sweater!

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Pattern: Dressage
Yarn: Madelinetosh TOSH Vintage
Color: Nightbloom
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I need your help though, how do I prevent this from happening? Just hold the yarn a little tighter coming out of the cable? It always seems to happen to me on the left side of a cable. Thoughts, tips, advice….all welcome!

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11 Comments on “Dressage is Done

  1. Darn the loose purl stitch. I looked up how to help “correct” that once, but don’t remember what website had the answer. Anyway, when you switch from knit stitches to purl stitches the yarn tension is slightly different and so you get that odd gap. When you make the switch, wrap your yarn for the purl stitch the opposite direction around your needle (under rather than over the needle for me). Just remember that the stitch won’t present properly on the next row so you’ll have to ktbl for that stitch to get it going the right direction. I hope that helps.

  2. A friend of mine increases in the middle of the cable and decreases on the next row to top the stretch. It makes things rather complex though.

  3. Top comment is the correct one. It’s all in shortening the length of fiber needed to complete the stitch. You might also see the same issue with ribbing. Lovely sweater, gorgeous color, looks awesome on you.

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