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Old 02-18-2012, 08:00 AM   #1
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I just found this website this morning and am re-embracing the knitting part of my life. At this moment I realized I have been knitting for over 40 years! I have always had even tension but I am a very loose knitter. I would appreciate suggestions on the tension issue and help on holding my yarn better. I thought about this a couple of months ago and couldn't decide if these changes are worth it at this many years of experience (NOT at this age-experience sounds better!).
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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To be honest, I wouldn't try to change how you knit. If you 'work' at knitting more tightly, you're liable to relax at some point and forget to knit tighter. Evenness is more important, and you can adjust for gauge with smaller needles.

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
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I'm a loose knitter also and generally have to go down one or two needle sizes. As Ingrid said, If it ain't broke don't fix it. I would only be concerned about it if your tension is uneven and your stitches look wonky.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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Hi, welcome to KH. When I've been knitting for 40 yrs. I think the chances of me changing the way I do it will be slim to none. I'll either have it right by then or never will.
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