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Old 01-14-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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Casting on too tight is common for new knitters. Try not to pull the yarn too tightly. You can also try casting on to a larger needle or two smaller needles held together.

Which cast on are you using? Some are better than others for learning to knit especially. If you used the backward loop I suggest you use another like the knitted on cast on. Backward loop is really only good for a short number of stitches and is often used when you need a cast on in the middle of your work.
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