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Old 11-08-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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I'm new to knitting and am just on my first project - the scarf and have encountered a few problems!!

The edges on scarf seem a little loose, i don't mind for this project but in future am wondering if it's something i'm doing wrong? I asked a friend and she said you don't knit the first stitch of each row? I haven't read this anywhere else though so not sure if this is a good method?!

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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You can slip the first stitch and then knit the last stitch to keep the edges smooth.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:17 PM   #3
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That happens, so you're not really doing anything wrong, you just need to learn a couple tricks to prevent it. One is slipping the first st, but that doesn't work for me; my sts wind up looser than just knitting them. So I knit or purl the first st, then pull the yarn a little, and work the next couple sts a little tighter. Pulling the yarn tugs up the extra from the end of the previous row (right under that first stitch), and seems to work for me.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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great thank you i'm going to try that! I'm making baby booties for my next project so want to make sure i get it right!
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