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lgoddard 06-10-2010 04:35 PM

Tight knitter woes
Okay, if this stitch doesn't teach me to stop knitting so tight, nothing will. Doing a baby blanket that has p2tog-tbl throughout several rows. Wow, sure is hard when you knit tight that is for sure. I am finding it so hard because my stitches are tight. Just wanted to vent! Thanks:eyes:

Jan in CA 06-10-2010 05:31 PM

That's a tough one for everyone. :hug:

lgoddard 06-10-2010 05:33 PM

Thanks for saying that. I thought it was just me and the way I knit. Good grief, just glad it is a baby blanket and not a full afghan. So slow trying to be sure I have both stitches on the needle.

AngelaR 06-10-2010 06:42 PM

I knit loosely and even I have trouble with that one. AARRGGHH!

lgoddard 06-10-2010 07:31 PM

I feel so awkward doing it. Sure won't look for a pattern with this stitch any time soon. Yuck!!!!!

VictoiseC 06-17-2010 10:21 AM

But it's so easy to correct! Isn't it? Why don't you practice on something you're not knitting, just a swatch. Just make ... the... yarn... go... around... the... needle... a little less tight. ;)

knitting two tog often produces a tighter stitch so you'll really have to loosen up. good luck. wish I could solve my problem as easily...

( I can't decide what to knit next)

N0obKnitter 06-17-2010 01:10 PM

I was rummaging around for patterns on the internerd and found one with p2tg and I ran far, far away. :D

suzeeq 06-17-2010 02:00 PM

Purl 2 tog is easier than k2tog. It's the p2tog tbl (through the back loop) that's the tricky one.

N0obKnitter 06-17-2010 02:06 PM

Oh...I don't even have the foggiest idea how to do that.

suzeeq 06-17-2010 03:13 PM

Go look in the Glossary, I think there's a video for both p2tog and p2tog tbl.

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