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Old 08-17-2007, 11:08 PM   #1
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Hi all, newbie here!

Just started knitting todaya nd it took abuot 1 hour to make sense of most things but I think I got casting and the knit stitch down.
EXCEPT, the edges look bumpy.

I looked it up but the video will not show/screen looks green and I can't figure it out by voice alone.

How do I fix the bumpy edge look??
And being I am new, please try to explain it in non-knitter terms. LOL
I just don't know if I can figure out all the knit lingo yet. LOL

Thanks and Blessings,
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:11 PM   #2
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Give yourself a chance!! You just started knitting today and you're worried about a bumpy edge? Relaaaax. All edges are a bit bumpy.

To smooth them out you can hold the yarn very tight as you knit the second and third stitch--that will tighten it.

Another way is to slip the first stitch without knitting it on each row.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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If you slip the first stitch, make sure to do it purlwise. Good luck

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Old 08-18-2007, 09:39 AM   #4
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HI... I have found I like to knit. I had avoided it for years because I already crochet. So teaching myself, with the help of the Internet wasn't that hard. I FINALLY got thru with the help videos here and I LOVE THEM!!

What I learned how to crochet, I learned from a book. And some things I learned wrong. It took me an amazing length of time to unlearn the wrong things and get them right... some I never could unlearn.

SO, I would rather learn to knit correctly the 1st time than to have to unlearn.
I am not a perfectionist but more of a

Thanks for the help... I am sure you gals, and guys, will see more of me later.
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