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infosynth
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Posted - 11/24/2013 :  2:15:32 PM  Show Profile Send infosynth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by onebutterflykoi

I was holding the right hand needle under the last needle used to continue around, when I moved it above the last needle, no more ladders


Exactly what I do. Also, if you're only using 3+1 dpns (3 with stitches and 1 to knit with), try 4+1. That extra needle reduces the tension between the needles and also helps to minimize ladders.
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rnypaver
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Posted - 01/16/2014 :  07:02:30 AM  Show Profile Send rnypaver a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes! Put knitting on four (4) needles. Knit with fifth. Everything seems to settle down then, or use two circular needles and divvy up the stitches based on the sense of the project. Knitting settles down re the pattern....what happens in your lap is unfortunate, especially when using more than one yarn. Reread my earthier rants and realized that in didn't say that I hold the yarn on my left index finger unless stranding, in which case right index finger gets to play.
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Margie
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Posted - 02/26/2014 :  6:30:55 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have no problem with ladders be it working with 2, 3, or 4 needles (sts on those needles).

I knit two sts from the next needle so the change is never in the same place. I do this all the way around, be it with circs or dps.

Say 5 sts per needle, so I knit 1-5, then first two from next needle. Now I need more sts on that needle, so I get them from the next (and the next and the next all the way around till finished.)

Margie and Mimi (my hearing dog who doesn't knit -- yet)


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grandmasally
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Posted - 04/27/2015 :  1:38:22 PM  Show Profile Send grandmasally a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My problem is ladders on the toe of a top down sock. I conquered the skk side, but still I have a ladder next to k2tog side. Oh, I need to say that I reversed the order - k2tog on right, skk on left of each side. Thanks for any advice.

Sally from NY
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Jane
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Posted - 04/28/2015 :  02:43:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Sally—I think you'll find that your little holes will disappear when you wash the socks. You've manipulated the yarn right at the end of the needles, and you're decreasing, so I'd expect it to look a little funky at first. Keep going (because you're so close to being finished!) and I bet you'll find that it's okay.

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grandmasally
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Posted - 04/30/2015 :  07:10:55 AM  Show Profile Send grandmasally a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for responding, Jane. I have knit lots of socks and just can't get rid of the ladders completely when decreasing in 4 places on the toe. My usual solution is to do the star toe - that is, k2tog 6 times in a decrease row. That solves it, but still, I want to use the more conventional toe shape. I did better this time by yanking on the first of the k2tog sts, twisting it, replacing in the left needle and then k2tog. The yarn was light fingering on size 1 needles and dark navy in color. It was not fun! There still is a bit of a ladder, but I'm hoping that the twist will save me. Only time and wearing will tell.

Again, thanks for your advice.

Sally
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socks4all
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Posted - 04/30/2015 :  08:13:13 AM  Show Profile Send socks4all a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sally, try giving a tug between the 2nd & 3rd sts of each needle. Tug hard enough to pull in the yarn between the needles. Yarn can have the tendency to relax between stitches, but only for 2 sts. Then the tension of the subsequent sts holds the yarn in place.
I use circular needles, either 2 circulars or one long in magic loop. With these methods, the stitched on the back needle are wrapped aound the thin part of the needle's cord. This ensures that your tug after the 2nd st really tightens the gap between needles. (I have overdone this and ended up with a ridge that looks like the sock has been ironed into a crease - but no ladder)
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knitnspin99
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Posted - 04/30/2015 :  08:49:14 AM  Show Profile Send knitnspin99 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Sally, I've used a couple different methods. The first thing you can try is to cast on an extra stitch, move the last stitch on the right needle onto the left needle and then knit those two stitches together when you start your round - so you'll have the proper amount of stitches. Another method which is a little trickier is to move the last stitch on the right hand needle over to the left hand needle and then slip the second stitch (formerly the first stitch) over that stitch (just moved over), to the right hand needle - In effect changing the position of the first stitch on each needle to the opposite needle. This provides a really tight join. Both of these have worked well for me. I love knitting with double points and although I have used the Magic Loop method, double points are my favorite. Hope this helps.
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