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Old 11-20-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Stitches are too loose
I'm so excited to find this forum.

I took my first knitting class yesterday and I LOVE IT!!

Here's my question. I'm practicing everything that I learned and everything looks great...UNTIL I try to do ribbing.

All of my stitches are super loose and sloppy looking, despite the fact that I make sure to pull the yarn, especially the first 3 or 4 stitches. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 11-20-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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Just as a beside - are you keeping the same number of stitched from row to row? When I first started ribbing I was increasing my stitches (by accident) and the extra stitches seemed really loose.

Other than that take it slow and check after knitting / pearling every stitch (when it's on the right needle) that it's the right tension
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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I haven't been increasing (I'm using markers to help me keep count).

My stockinette stitch looks finr, it's just the ribbing that looks sloppy :(

Thanks anyway.
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Have you tried using a smaller needle with the yarn you're using?
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:26 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Have you tried using a smaller needle with the yarn you're using?
No...that's a good idea. I'll give it a shot.
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Have you tried using a smaller needle with the yarn you're using?
No...that's a good idea! I'll give it a shot.
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