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Old 12-16-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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stockinette stitch (again)
Dear All,

This is a fantastic site--I am so glad I stumbled across it...thank you Amy and everyone else for sharing your advice--it's quite difficult to learn how to knit from a book, so the videos were super helpful for Beginner Me.

I have a question about stockinette stitch using Continental-style. I seem to be finally getting the hang of alternating rows of purl and knit. But when I look at the end result, a vertical line of "V"s are alternatingly uneven: the "V"s done when I'm purling are bigger on the right, and the "V"s done when I'm knitting are bigger on the left...i.e., there's no nice even vertical lines of stitches. Is this a tension problem, or am I doing the stitches incorrectly?

Many thanks,
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:58 PM   #2
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I had the same thing happen on my last double knit project, where I was holding the yarn in a new way, and the awkwardness somehow translated into stitches where half the V was big and loopy!

I believe it is indeed a tension problem. I'm not certain, but it seems like it's just a matter of getting a firmer hold on the yarn. If you wrap the yarn around your pinky as I show in the basic knitting video, you can shut the pinky against the ring finger to keep the yarn from coming through.

Good luck!
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