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Old 04-20-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Ribbing Tension Troubles
My ribbing (just for an example, we'll say it's a 3x3 rib) is not happening at an even tension. I don't have tension problems with anything else, but for some reason the ribbing is really killing me. Looking at a ribbed portion I've knitted, the knit stitches go from \ / to \ / to \/. So the left-most stitch is loose and the rightmost stitch is tight. I've tried consciously adjusting my tension when I switch from K to P and vice versa, but perhaps I have it backwards in my head. Any help?
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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Having a loose knit stitch immediately preceding a purl stitch in ribbing is unfortunately a fairly common problem. The only thing I've found that helped somewhat is found here. I've also found that I have much more of a problem with the loose knit stitch when I'm knitting flat. I don't have the problem when knitting in the round.
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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Yes, I have found when knitting in the round that the problem is virtually non-existant. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:25 PM   #4
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Some people like to work the loose stitch through the back loop to tighten it up
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