View Full Version : So frustrated with afghan!!

08-30-2005, 11:11 PM
I'm trying to make the big block afghan. I frogged once because of this looseness problem. Every time I start a set of purls...the first stitch ends up extremely loose. When I wrap the yarn around and start to put my needle through the stitch on the left needle, I can see that stitch getting all loose and pulled. I have been pulling really tight when I start a set of purls, but still no success :( I sooo wanted to make this damn thing. Any other suggestions...here's a pic. The yarn looks grey, but it's really hunter green.

08-30-2005, 11:29 PM
Are you using circs or straights? It might help if you use 2 different size needles... a smaller needle for the purl rows. :thinking:

08-30-2005, 11:46 PM

08-31-2005, 10:23 AM
I kinda had this problem when making my mother's afghan. I was using size 17 circs. My sts tended to stretch/pull when they were on the cable. What helped me was making sure to keep the stitches tightly bunched together when they were on the cable. Hope that helps a little...