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16bleedingroses 05-10-2009 09:18 PM

First row issue!
ok i took a class a little while ago and the sheets i got from it arent helping me. i keep getting to te end of the very first row and i will try to knit off the very last stich. everytime it doesnt work it bunches up. i dont kow what im doing wrong!

suzeeq 05-10-2009 09:32 PM

The last st in a row is known for being really loose. Keep knitting a few more rows and it may improve. Also, if you use the backward loop cast on, the yarn moves along and is very loose at the end of the row. Try the knitted, cable or long tail cast ons instead and see if that helps. Or you could just CO one extra stitch and let that last on drop off instead of knitting it, then turn and knit the next row.

astonh 05-11-2009 09:50 AM

That last stitch on the first row always is loose and when I knit the next row looks less than lovely as well. It does, however, tend to work out as you get further along in the project. you just have to be careful to not let the loose last st fall off the needle.

of troy 05-11-2009 10:30 AM

the LAST stitch in any row was previously the First stitch in the row.

as you progress, make a habit of making the first stitch (or two) snug..

as you 'work' a row, you move ease from stitch to stitch (think of a ball park WAVE--the ease moves from stitch to stitch.
when it come to last stitch.. it gets stuck!

so the last stitch 'catches' all the ease of the row..

and this can make it loose and sloppy looking.

but if ,on previous row, you made the first (now the last) stitch snug. .it can absorb the extra ease with out becoming too big..

UNFORTUNATELY--its hard to do with the cast on row!

so you will have 1 row with 1 oversized stitch.

you can twist it to take up some of the ease..

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