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Old 01-13-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Dumb question from a newbie
Hi everyone,

I'm an experienced crocheter, and I like the look of knitted material, so I recently decided to try to teach myself how to knit. I'm fairly comfortable with the knit and purl stitch, using the Continental method, but I've had a problem with the last stitch on every row, which ends up with a huge loop that I can't tighten. When I continue on the next row, the stitch usually turns out ok (maybe slightly bigger than the other stitches in the row), but that big loop is really annoying to work around. Is it normal for the last loop to be so big or am I doing something wrong? I've checked a lot of books and the videos on this website (which are great!), but nobody ever shows what happens when you get to the end of a row!

thanks for the help!

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Old 01-13-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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I often get a bigger stitch at the end of a row -- I wouldn't say "huge". Make sure you make your first stitch of each row a bit tight, I would think that should help on the last stitch of your next row.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:08 PM   #3
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I have the same problem. I'll scan mine later and show how bad it looks. If you can picture it in your head, it basically looks like a straight piece of yarn with one twisted around it as opposed to a nice woven or "v" shape.

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Old 01-14-2005, 07:26 PM   #4
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Welcome Lakes451!

Slipping the first stitch of every row can help a lot. It stretches up that stitch over two rows, so it's less floppy.

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