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helpmeet2steven 11-11-2007 07:13 PM

What am I doing wrong?
 
So I've watched the long tail cast-on demo and the knitting demo, while attempting to knit for the first time I seem to have done something wrong.


For one thing I think my tension on the yarn is too tight, what is the propper amount of tension supposed to look like?


For the other, after completeing my first row of knitting my last loop is way loose. Its the first loop for the long tail cast-on???







this purprle part that is sticking up is the first stitch from my long tail cast-on. When I knit the first row and get to the end, they always look like this, I really don't like it as its not as tight as the other stitches are, but is this okay? Should I just ignore it and keep going?

Jan in CA 11-11-2007 07:16 PM

That loose stitch is normal. Just keep knitting and it will be less obvious. As your tension gets better you will have less tightness and the loose stitch gets better, too.

hainangel2000 11-11-2007 07:50 PM

I agree
 
This one stitch is normal just like the last poster said :muah: every first learned knitter gets stuck on that stitch everytime lol :rofl: girl your ok, just keep a knitting!!! :yay:

Ingrid 11-11-2007 08:31 PM

That :!!!:last loop is probably the most asked-about knitting dilemma.

You have to remember that while the other stitches are 'attached' at both sides, the last stitch is only attached one one side.

Knit tightly for the first few stitches on the next row--hold the yarn taut, and you'll get to the point where it isn't a problem anymore.

As for tension, let the yarn and needles decide. Don't tighten anything up by pulling the yarn. Just knit.

lelvsdgs 11-11-2007 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ingrid (Post 1002386)
That :!!!:last loop is probably the most asked-about knitting dilemma.

You have to remember that while the other stitches are 'attached' at both sides, the last stitch is only attached one one side.

Knit tightly for the first few stitches on the next row--hold the yarn taut, and you'll get to the point where it isn't a problem anymore.

As for tension, let the yarn and needles decide. Don't tighten anything up by pulling the yarn. Just knit.

Yep, and it gets easier everytime you do it.


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