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Old 02-11-2007, 04:40 PM   #2
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I think that as we knit, we all develop what becomes "normal" tension for each of us. This is what we knit at most of the time, be it tight, loose, or somewhere in between. It is VERY difficult to adjust the tension by trying to knit tighter or looser than you are used to, especially if you need to make two pieces that need to match, like two socks. The best thing to do is to knit in your usual manner, whatever it is, and adjust the needle size to achieve a tighter gauge. This might mean going down quite a few needle sizes but it will be a lot easier in the long run rather than having to concentrate so hard to make your tension something it isn't.

Hope that helps.
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