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SOS! What is Happening Here?

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Does anyone know what is causing these holes to appear? This started happening with the front panel of the skirt and I carefully ripped back and fixed everything for a couple of days. I thought maybe I had just been careless with the garter bar and knitting late at night I hadn’t seen that some stitches were not on the needles. So, I was very patient. Finally I got everything fixed (one spot is not to my liking but…) and the front waistband finished.

This is the beginning of the back panel. No problems until the 70th row and now this. The gear and brush (only one on the carriage) are turning easily so that is not it.

What’s going on??? Any help would be gratefully accepted!


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

2 responses »

  1. Is your work weighted evenly along the length of the needlebed? Sometimes if your work isn’t weighted evenly the stitches that are not weighted can ‘jump off’ the needles and create holes.

    Deb the Brit

  2. Yup, it was weighted with the cast on comb at the bottom of the waste yarn. Another friend suggested that there might be lint built up in the tension guides. I’ll clean everything and add more weights. I’ll try anything at least twice!

    Thanks, Deb


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