View Full Version : continental tension help

06-03-2007, 06:06 PM
any tips to getting the tension right?
I keep knitting too tight! but, I am getting the hang of conti knitting. (practicing on a garter stitch bib!)

06-03-2007, 06:27 PM
This is the opposite of the problem I had when I started Continental. I would try to change the way that you're controlling the tension. In other words, wrap the yarn around different fingers than you have been doing. I wrap the yarn once around my pinky finger. Good luck.

06-03-2007, 06:40 PM
oh, wow!!! awesome advice!! i was using my pinky and switched to my ring finger! stitches are so much better!!!

06-03-2007, 09:14 PM

06-03-2007, 09:40 PM
I find that my tension was too loose at first, so I wrapped the yarn around my hand once. Sometimes, with some yarns, it's still too loose, so I'll wrap it around my hand and then around my pinky. Sometimes, it's too tight, so I just wrap around my pinky or not at all.