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Old 04-19-2005, 03:48 AM   #1
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too tight stitches
My other post was on loose stitches, but this one is on tight ones!
I never beleived I knitted 'too tight' until I started doing something besides a knit stitch. (I am new to knitting). When I couldn't Ktog....and couldn't norwegian purl. I had worked on a giant discloth and had to abandon it becuase I couldn't do the Ktogs...so I realized I knit WAY too tight.
I am working on a project with plastic DPNS and 100% bulky wool. Now I can get into my stitches easily and do things like Ktog and norwegian purl which want more 'room' in the stitch, but I cannot slide my stitches on the needle. Is this because of the plastic/wool or are my stitches still too tight? I am trying to loosen them via not using ANY tension on the working yarn (just leting it slide free) but the stitches are still not sliding on my needle.
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:20 AM   #2
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Its the plastic. Yuck.
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:06 AM   #3
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yeah i would say that if you aren't allowing any tension at all it is probably the plastic. I had a pair of plastic needles that i threw away pretty quickly when i realized how "sticky" they were.
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by brendajos
yeah i would say that if you aren't allowing any tension at all it is probably the plastic. I had a pair of plastic needles that i threw away pretty quickly when i realized how "sticky" they were.
Plastic were recommended as I'm a new DPN user-beccause of the stickiness! I am still wondering though, because I had to reinsert a needle tonight and it was hard to get those little buggers-
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