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sheldon 02-02-2013 12:38 AM

New Video: Mastering Tension
I just put up a new video from Amy on the site. It deals with the topic of tension and offers tips on keeping your knitting even and consistent. I know this is a topic that comes up from time to time in the forum so I thought I would share the video here.


DavidSydney63 02-02-2013 02:54 AM

I also find a nice glass of Shiraz helps with tension, too ...

Jan in CA 02-02-2013 03:01 AM

Excellent video, Amy and Sheldon! :thumbsup:

GrumpyGramma 02-02-2013 03:14 AM

That's a great addition to the videos!

Antares 02-03-2013 12:02 PM

Thanks for posting this video. So very helpful!

Hillers4 02-08-2013 03:47 AM

Thanks, great info

butlersabroad 02-11-2013 01:33 PM

That looks really useful, I'll be having a good look at this when I get home. My tension is really even, but it's just so incredibly tight all the time. But at least it's consistent! :happydance:

suzeeq 02-11-2013 01:51 PM

To loosen up, look at how you knit. If you pull the yarn after each stitch, stop doing that. Working the next stitch will tighten the previous one. Or you may have the yarn wrapped too many times. Once on one finger is enough.

butlersabroad 02-12-2013 09:52 AM

I do tend to pull the stitches tight. I'm knitting socks in the round and pull the first couple of stitches tight after each needle change to try and avoid laddering, I tend to continue pulling the stitches for some reason, but don't realise it until I get half way through the row and wonder why I can't push the knitted stitches down the needle anymore!

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