Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-23-2009, 10:18 AM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
probably a silly question, but...
Hello, knitters! I'm new to knitting--absolutely clueless-- and I've found the videos here really helpful. I am having a problem, though, and I can't decide whether it's something every new knitter experiences and works through, or whether there's something wrong with my thread/needle choices, or whether I'm just doing it wrong.

After casting on, is that first row of stitches normally very difficult? It seems like my casting-on is too tight, and I've loosened it a bit. But it's still not really working-- my stitches are very LOOSE on the second needle, often fall off, and look generally WRONG. I started with #9 plastic needles because that's what a friend recommended, but I wonder if those traditional metal ones would be easier.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Poppy
poppyday is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
probably a silly question vaudiss Pattern Central 3 03-13-2010 05:34 PM
I'm sure this is a silly question... jgoible How-to Questions 3 03-11-2008 06:58 PM
Silly MSCS Question. Really, it's silly. stacyk9 Pattern Central 8 02-27-2008 06:50 AM
So maybe this is a silly question... drummerboi202 General Knitting 11 02-15-2008 11:09 AM
silly question ginelle How-to Questions 3 12-15-2006 01:21 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 AM.