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Old 04-29-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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k2tog help please for newbie! :D
I'm extremely new to knitting and am leaning the continental style. I'm having an issue when I go to k2tog on my first row it's EXTREMELY hard to get the needle through two stitches....does this mean that my CO is too tight? How loose should it be?

Here is a picture of my CO of 64 with the first knit stitch done...now I'm supposed to YO and k2tog. Are my CO's too tight?



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Old 04-29-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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It would be harder to k2tog on the cast-on row just because there isn't as much give. You could try casting on with a larger sized needle to give you more room, or purl a row before switching to the pattern.
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Cast-ons tend to be too tight, if you're not careful, 'cause they don't have the same horizontal give that stockinette stitches do. Try to cast on loosely. Sometimes people will cast on using 2 needles held together and then remove one before working.
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Thank you both for your ideas and information! I am currently trying it with the two needle method to see if that will work for me.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:31 PM   #5
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I had the same problem and it's difficult to guage how tight to cast on, so I cheat a bit. I very carefully work the two cast on loops out to the tip of the needle and, since I use the 'pull through with needle tip' method, it works for me.
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