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Old 03-02-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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new to knitting - stitches too tight?
first of all i love this site, the videos have helped me tremendously!

im just having some trouble adjusting and working it all out

ive got a pair of id say 15 inch size 3 (3mm metric/european) aluminum needles

im working with european size 3 acrylic yarn

im finding my double cast on stitches to be too thight i think

its hard for me to get the other needle in the stitches (after the double cast on) to get the knitting going

any tips on how to not make my stitches as tight?
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:12 PM   #2
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Stitches on the cast-on row frequently are tight. I try to wrap my yarn so it just fits the diameter of the needle I'm using...don't give it any extra tug. I try to do this for all rows. This helps me to knit to gauge, too. Knitting needles with sharp points make it a little easier to knit the 1st row after casting on, also. All said, it mostly takes practice, practic, practice. Don't give up.
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If your cast on stitches are too tight you can put use a larger needle to cast on with and then use the smaller needles to knit with. You can also put two needles together to use for casting on. Just pull the second needle out and start knitting. As you practice your tension will usually get easier.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA
If your cast on stitches are too tight you can put use a larger needle to cast on with and then use the smaller needles to knit with. You can also put two needles together to use for casting on. Just pull the second needle out and start knitting. As you practice your tension will usually get easier.
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thank you very much this has helped i can actually do it now!
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