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Old 04-27-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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Loose Stitch at End of Row
Hi Guys!

I'm self taught knitter after being ill for over a year and in bed. I've been on the forum before I had surgery, but am just now able to start knitting again.

So I'm noticing that each time I get to the end of the row, the last stitch is loose, quite frankly it's huge compared to my other stitches.

Anyone know what causes this and/or how to stop it?? It's driving me crazy!!

Thanks and I'm so glad to be back and reading some of the forum! I learn soooooo much!

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Old 04-27-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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Totally normal. It helps if you slip the first stitch of each row.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:56 PM   #3
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Thanks! It was making me nuts and I was thinking I was doing something wrong.....but I do slip the first stitch of the row, but it still is so loose at the end.

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Old 04-27-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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That's because it's being slipped everyother row, so it creates a V along the side. I usually slip the first stitch, but another thing you could do is just knit the first stitch, put the needle in the second stitch and pull hard. Then just keep on knitting. It doesn't always work for me though.
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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What I've found helps is to give a little bit of a pull on the first stitch, which also pulls on the stitch below it (the last one). Then also knit the next coupla stitches a little tighter. I don't slip the first stitch, it comes out too loose because of the gauge I knit at.

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