Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:57 AM
So, the shells form consistent lines down the skirt, while the rows of DC's are to make increasingly wider inverted triangles between the shells. My problem is that my rows of DC make the triangles lean. I sound clear as mud, I know. What I mean is that each new set of DC shifts slightly to the left of the one below even though the SC increase is done in the center of each set of SC's. I'm ending up with Leaning Tower of Pisa triangles even though I'm being very careful to work the SC's and DC's in exactly the right places.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:16 PM
Are you turning on each round? Even though the pattern may not say to do so, turning can cancel out the lean caused by stacking stitches all going in the same direction.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:27 PM
So, does that mean the lean is natural, and not something I'm doing wrong?
Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:21 AM
When you turn, your rows/rounds look like this
So the lean cancels itself out.
When you don't turn, keeping the same side facing, the rounds look like this
etc. so the lean is exaggerated and depending on the pattern can start to spiral or skew.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:19 AM
Thanks for the help, everyone!