Dressage is Done

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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! Pqhth MIzPq 8QfXH    2kYTR nF9WM Pattern: Dressage Yarn: Madelinetosh TOSH Vintage Color: Nightbloom Ravelry Project 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! cable

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  • Cheryl: September 26, 2016

    Looked great on you yesterday. It is such a pretty color and pattern!

  • Jill C.: September 26, 2016

    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.

  • Kepanie: September 26, 2016

    This is beautiful on you. I like your diagram on how you wetblocked it.

  • lizseville: September 26, 2016

    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.

  • atangledyarn84: September 26, 2016

    Beautiful! Love the reverse stockinette

  • monsteryarns: September 26, 2016

    Very inspiring sweater and the colour really suits you.

  • Jill: September 26, 2016

    Clueless on any tips but both you and the sweater look awesome!!

  • chrisknits: September 26, 2016

    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.

  • Betsy: September 26, 2016

    Looks sooo good, Kara.

  • Maria M: September 26, 2016

    Love the chunky cable and the colour.

  • Donna: September 26, 2016

    That’s a beautiful sweater, Kara, and it looks lovely on you!

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