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jonykat1 03-17-2007 12:45 PM

tension problem with last knit stitch in ribbing
 
Hi All,
When I change from knit to purl, like in ribbing or cable, my last knit stitch is larger than the other knit stitches. I knit the left handed or continental way. Any tips would be much appreciated.
Thank you,
Kathy

knitqueen 03-17-2007 01:03 PM

This is a very common problem. Here is a great resource for how to solve the problem. It makes a world of difference. Good luck!

xxx

jonykat1 03-17-2007 01:22 PM

Thank you!
 
Thank you so much for the help! What a great site. Thanks again.
Kathy :cheering:

Braden 03-17-2007 01:43 PM

I don't have that problem in ribbing, but in cables, purl the stitch after the cable through the back loop (so you are twisting the stitch.)

jonykat1 03-17-2007 01:51 PM

How do you handle the twisted stitch on the return row?
Thanks for the help.
Kathy

candy 03-17-2007 01:53 PM

cables with no holes
 
When you purl into the back of the stitch after the cable do you knit into the back of that stitch on the wrong side? Do you purl into the back of the purl stitch before the cable too? :?? This is to prevent that little gap inbetween the cable and the purls , right?

Braden 03-17-2007 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonykat1
How do you handle the twisted stitch on the return row?

Just work it like normal, or else it won't be twisted anymore, and it will still be loose.

candy 03-18-2007 10:26 AM

loose stitch cable
 
I am sorry to ask you again. You said to purl into the back of the purl stitch to tighten it up after the cable but what about the stitch BEFORE the cable? Do you purl into the back of that stitch too? Then on the next row just knit the stitch as usaual.

Jan in CA 03-18-2007 11:55 AM

The problem is usually only when you go from knit to purl so the first stitch before a cable isn't usually the problem. The technique for ribbing seems to work well for cables as well.
http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonakni...of_braggi.html

Braden 03-18-2007 01:41 PM

Candy- The first stitch after a cable crossing- purl from the back loop. On thenext row, work it so as to keep it twisted (work like normal), so you are getting a twisted (tight) stitch. That way, you won't have the problem of a loose stitch after a cable. Am I making sense?


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