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kmnowicki 09-16-2012 03:58 PM

Why is the right edge of my work always so loose?
What am I doing wrong that the right side of the RS of my work is always loose. It causes a lot of issues when I need to cast on for an edging on a blanket. Any suggestions?

suzeeq 09-16-2012 04:13 PM

Could be when you start the row your stitches are looser. For neat even stitches at the edge, I do the first stitch, then pull the yarn a little and work the next couple sts a bit tighter. That keeps the end sts from being loose.

kmnowicki 09-16-2012 04:16 PM

Thanks! I'll try that!

salmonmac 09-16-2012 04:29 PM

It's curious that the looseness only happens on one side. I like to slip the edge stitch at the beginning of each row. This works well if it's an unfinished edge and if you need to pick up sts along the edge, it makes it all much easier.

RebeccaJensen 10-09-2012 12:02 PM

This has happened to me over the years in knitting and may be because of the stitch pattern. if you do the first stitch then pull the yarn a bit and focus on making the first few a little tighter, it should do the trick :aww:

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