I am using a worsted weight wool yarn to make a small pouch for a memory stick. I saw fancy one for sale and figured I could knit something similar. The pattern I came up with is as follows:
CO 5 sts. Knit (about) 10 rows, or until work is slightly longer than memory stick. CO 5 stitches at beginng of next row. Switch to DPNs and join into the round, work (about) 10 rounds. Do not cast off, but re-arrange stiches so that the “original” five stiches are on one needle and the remaining five on another. Join with kitchener’s.
The whole thing is then felted. I made one already, but I used 7 stitches and it turned out too big. I wasn’t sure how much it was going to shrink, so I made it too big. ANYWAY, now I’m working on the second one, and I’m encountering a problem.
As I said, worsted wool yarn, 10.5 needles. I slip the last stitch of each row. When looking at RS, the edge on the right looks good, but on the left, the second-to-last stitch is too big… I will try to demonstrate…
Rather than this:
Which seems to be the problem most people have. I have not encountered this problem working with larger yarn and needles. Any tips?