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Aug 7, 2017 16:20:31   #
stitchnine
 
When I use waste yarn, then a row of ravel cord and then e-wrap the needles, I can never easily remove the waste yarn and ravel cord. I have to remove each stitch, one at a time.
Am I doing something wrong?
 
Aug 7, 2017 16:28:12   #
Peggan (a regular here)
 
No idea since I so not know what you are describing "waste yarn, then a row of ravel cord and then e-wrap the needles." I will be interested in reading other responses so maybe I will understand what you are talking about here!
Aug 7, 2017 16:51:02   #
knitteerli (a regular here)
 
I knit one row with the ravel cord, then e wrap for the first row of regular knitting if I want a finished edge. Then the ravel cord pulls out really smoothly and detaches the waste knitting from the project. If you knit yhe ravel cord in along with the e-wrapped row it will be necessary to unpick stitch by stitch.
Aug 7, 2017 17:04:38   #
stitchnine
 
I do the waste yarn first, then a row of ravel cord. After that I seraph the needles. The ravel cord does not pull out easily.
Aug 7, 2017 18:16:20   #
aprilla (a regular here)
 
I think I did have this happen at some stage, I don't remember why though. I haven't done it that way lately so am no help to you.
I've been doing the latch tool cast on when I need a finished edge (I think of it as crocheting it on with the latch tool up from underneath the needles) as I just find it easier than the e-wrap. My e-wrap either kept jumping off the needles or was too loose.... I stopped fighting with it.
Aug 7, 2017 21:31:33   #
momannette
 
Sorry I can't help as I have had the same problem so I don't bother with waste yarn. Hopefully someone can help.
 
Aug 7, 2017 22:18:37   #
Macon
 
Knit the waste yarn and ravel cord at a looser tension.
Aug 8, 2017 06:21:30   #
bevhug
 
Are you a machine knitter? Most of us who machhine knit use waste yarn as a holding technique when casting on. Ravel cord when you start knitting again this to hold the stitches. The ravel cord separates the main knitting from he waste. I hang weights on the waste yarn to help with the knitting.
Aug 8, 2017 07:41:17   #
hobbyknitter
 
I have had that happen to me, sometimes the end stitch will double over somehow, but I need to unravel a stitch or two, then pull both ends of the ravel cord to straighten it out and you should be able to pull it through.
If not, then something else to try is when you knit the row of RC, then put your TD up a bit higher, then that row will have the larger stitches to pull the RC out.
Hope this helps.
Aug 8, 2017 07:55:15   #
By Jude
 
I use waste yarn then ravel cord at 2 looser then continue knitting. If I ewrap then I don't use waste yarn or ravel cord - just put needles to D position for the first 4/5 rows - then hang weights.
Aug 8, 2017 08:53:51   #
molsmum
 
I have the same problem but after unraveling a couple of stitches at the beginning of the row, the ravel cord pulls out.
 
Aug 8, 2017 08:55:28   #
Lynn-Philly
 
By Jude wrote:
I use waste yarn then ravel cord at 2 looser then continue knitting. If I ewrap then I don't use waste yarn or ravel cord - just put needles to D position for the first 4/5 rows - then hang weights.


Ditto
Aug 8, 2017 19:20:59   #
dancewithmarg
 
I just e-wrap the needles and hang my cast-on comb with weights on it, before I knit across for the cast-on row. Some machines don't come with a cast-on comb so that won't work for everyone :-(

Marg
Aug 8, 2017 23:00:53   #
Kelly1
 
Just wondering, are you using regular ravel cord which is very smooth and should slide easily. Sometimes I use a piece of my 8/2 dishrag cotton and it usually works fine, but does not slide out as easily as the real ravel cord. I also think a looser tension might help.

stitchnine wrote:
When I use waste yarn, then a row of ravel cord and then e-wrap the needles, I can never easily remove the waste yarn and ravel cord. I have to remove each stitch, one at a time.
Am I doing something wrong?
Aug 9, 2017 00:22:38   #
redgem
 
oppps
 
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