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Old 06-17-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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Second Row Woes
Please help! I am slowly getting the hang of the basics, and can cast on and knit my first row, but when it comes to starting the second, I just get long loopy-knots far away from the needle, which ruins the first row as well. What am I doing wrong? >.<
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Old 06-17-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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Is there any way you can post a picture of what's happening? I just can't envision long loopy loops or why they would happen if the first row is knit correctly. :thinking:
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Old 06-17-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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Something I know that I did at the beginning when I was learning, if I was doing garter stitch (knit every row) instead of keeping the yarn at the back of the work when starting the next row, I had it at the front so everytime I made a new stitch I was bringing my working yarn underneath my work to make the stitch and it made a tangled mess, let me tell you! Could your problem be something similar??
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:12 AM   #4
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I get a bunch of loopy things on my 2nd row as well. I couldn't figure it out at first but it turns out it was the stitches, but they were just poking out a bit.

If you keep knitting what happens? I suspect that's what is happening with you as well. To find out, tug on the cast-on edge (the end of the work) gently and the loops will dissolve into the work and become stitches that are normal looking.
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies, it turned out that it was a problem with my yarn being on the wrong side like what happened with knitqueen.

Phew, one more problem down.
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