I’m working on a Cresent shawl that uses short row shaping, I am using circular needles for this. So, several stitches at the very edges of the work haven’t been pushed onto the needle, just stayed on the cable. Now there is a section of stitches on both sides that have shrunk to the size of the cable, and won’t stretch enough for me to slide them on the needle.
At this point it’s just annoying because I’m not going to be working them for a while, but I’m worried about what will happen when I do reach that point. Will the stitches just naturally stretch back out as I get closer? Or is there a way for me to stretch them now? I’ve tried threading a small needle through and stretch them that way, but it didn’t seem to work. Any advice?
If relevant, I’m using Xie 100% bamboo yarn, on size 4 needles.