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Old 04-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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How to knit neatly
I am trying to make the band for a cardigan sweater and I want to do 3 rows of pearl and then 3 rows of knit. I am slipping the first stich and pulling it tightly but it still looks bad. Any suggestions on what I can do?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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How do you tightly pull a slipped st? Or is that not quite what you meant...? I find the edge sts are messier and looser when I slip them, they're better if the last stitch is slipped. But what works best for me is to just knit or purl the edge sts, then pull a little (not too tight) and work the next coupld sts just a wee bit tighter and the edges come out neat and even. Pulling too tight can actually make things worse sometimes.
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