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Old 01-18-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
Turning the Heel
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tension at row turns
Okay, this is not solving itself, so I guess I'll try asking the experts...

The biggest problem I have with my tension, and it is getting better overall, just not in this problem area, is on straight single point needles at the edges. When I turn the row, even though I'm consciously trying to be careful of my tension at row ends, I often end up with a distressingly large loop on the row below the stitch/row I'm turning.

Of course I can go back and pull the loops through to get the loose yarn pulled up, but I can't keep doing that!

Where exactly do I need to be taking extra care with my tension or even knitting quite tightly in order not to get this huge loop at the edges?

Thanks in advance for any help. Whew, 3:30 am, I'm off to bed! Looking forward to any advice anyone has.

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