help getting a hole

lindadianeDecember 16, 2007

I am knitting a baby blanket with the border in white and the center in blue. but when i change colors i am getting a hole. I do this with crocheting and don't have a problem.

How can I fix this?

Thank You Linda

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donna_loomis

Linda, you'll need to be a bit more specific for us to help you. Is the entire blue center done and then you just go around the entire thing with white? Or are you knitting a few stitches in white, the large center in blue, then a few stitches in white again? If that is the case, you need to twist/wrap the blue and white yarns once when you knit the next color in order to avoid a hole, sort of like when you are doing intarsia

Here is a link that might be useful: avoiding a hole

    Bookmark   December 16, 2007 at 10:26AM
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hablano

What I do in crocheting is not tie on my new color or skein but just hold it and make a loop and put the hook thru the loop and start crocheting also it is better to start a new skein or color at the end of a row so there will be no hole.
Hope this helps
Darlene

    Bookmark   December 16, 2007 at 10:27AM
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lindadiane

I'm doing six in white then 100 in blue then six in white again. I'm doing the border as I knit the whole blanket

    Bookmark   December 16, 2007 at 10:38AM
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donna_loomis

Then the link I gave you will help you avoid the holes.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2007 at 11:01AM
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lindadiane

Yes Donna the link you gave me helped. The patteren Is knit 6 purl what ever is in the center then knit 6. next row is knit 6 knit the center then knit 6. I have trouble twisting the yarn from the knit then to the purl. But I'm getting it. again thank you Linda

    Bookmark   December 17, 2007 at 2:57AM
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