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Old 06-20-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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Help with first row of stitching
Hello, first let me tell you all how great this place is. I have found so much useful stuff to help me out. Ok I am JUST learning to stitch, only for about a week!! So forgive me if I get some of the lingo wrong! I am still only practicing, my problem is I do the cast on, (from the video, thnx) and continue with about 6. Switch to my left hand and start to go through the loops and do all of that, but when I get to the last one, which is the first cast on, i get a big loop when I get it on the right needle. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Any info would be great. Hope everyone can understand what I am TRYING to say. Thanks
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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What kind of CO are you doing?

The 'big loop' problem is quite common (depending on CO). Some existing threads that address 'big loop':

Perhaps some insight.

Keeping to the knitting basics
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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I get that big loop as well. One thing to know is that the problem will become much less noticable as you keep knitting, and especially if you make sure to pull your edge stitches down nice and tight.

The other thing I tried the other day was to cast on my first stitch of the long-tail cast-on onto only one needle so that it would be tighter, but to cast all the other stitches onto two needles (which is the way I usually do it). It seemed to help the issue.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:31 PM   #4
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That's normal, the end loop will get smaller as you practice and experiment with other CO methods.
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