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Old 01-31-2005, 06:21 PM   #6
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Re: Knit too loosely
Originally Posted by fitcook
I am a continental knitter, very even tension, but can't quite figure out why my knitting is so loose. I usually knit swatches and have to trade down two or three sets, sometimes four, needles to get gauge! Any tips appreciated.
When I taught a lady how to knit, she had the same "problem" of loose stitches. I sat down to watch her knit and I noticed that she held her needles very far apart from each other. I suggested that she try to hold her needles closer toward each other. As it turned out, the distance between her two needles is what caused the stitches to be so loose.

Just a thought ...
Happy knitting!

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