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Old 05-19-2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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Please Help - 1st project
Hi All, I am working on my first project...I have been TRYING to knit for nearly a year and gave up for a while b/c I was getting loops in my knit stitches, finally someone helped me and we thought we figured it out as to why I was doing that and last night started a blanket for our son due in 4 wks and was getting loops again.....The stitches just don't look right either....Any ideas as to what might cause this? thank so much!

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The videos under the Basic Techniques tab should help.

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Re: Please Help - 1st project
Originally Posted by brandi
Hi All, I am working on my first project...I have been TRYING to knit for nearly a year and gave up for a while b/c I was getting loops in my knit stitches, finally someone helped me and we thought we figured it out as to why I was doing that and last night started a blanket for our son due in 4 wks and was getting loops again.....The stitches just don't look right either....Any ideas as to what might cause this? thank so much!

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If you are getting "loops" in your knit stitches you are probably either knitting to loosely or you are dropping stitches.

Do you have the same # of stitches on your needle right now from when you cast on?
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yes, I have the same # as I begin with....thanks!
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when I started I used a Fluffy Eyelash TYPE yarn
my crappy tension, and lose stitches were never noticed
it really si the worlds uglyest scarf, but its done, it has a BULGE onone side, and a Dip (that does not line upwith the bulge) on the other

once I was done with both balls of yarn, I felt more confident, I tried a different Fuzzyyarn
a real Eyelash
still forgivibg, olooked cool, but I could see the stitches better
now I feel VERY confident
and my Tension is consistent
*try wrapping the yarn loosly around your index and Pinky fingers of the hand you throw with*
I know I just add an extra loop to increase tension if I need it
you do not need to keep the yarn TIGHT from the last stitch, but tension does help

Good luck
sorry to go on annd on

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