Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
mollyandchip
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Brand new knitter!!
My mom and I took a knitting class yesterday. Her knitting is a lot tighter than mine and I cannot figure out how to make my stitches tighter. I tried tightning the yarn after each stitch but then it gets hard to knit through. I just can't understand why when we're doing the same method why our pieces look so different as far as the stitches. Please help with suggestions/advice-thanks!!
-Molly
mollyandchip is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-24-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
offgridgirl
Knitting the Flap
 
offgridgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: VI, B.C. Canada
Posts: 319
Thanks: 149
Thanked 126 Times in 94 Posts
You are doing great!! It's a new skill

Your knitting is different from your moms cuz you are a different person. Keep practicing and the tension of your stitches will become more even.

I knitted lots and lots of little squares 20 stitches by 20 rows, when I began knitting many moons ago This helped me see what happens when I did different things.

I wrap the yarn over the index finger,under the two middle fingers and around the pinky. I use this to tension my stitches. How do you hold your yarn/ needles. Are you a lefty or righty??
__________________
http://www.offgridfarms.com/forsaleitems.html
Giddy-up go fast!!
offgridgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 09:05 PM   #3
Sknitter56
Knitting the Flap
 
Sknitter56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Posts: 495
Thanks: 17
Thanked 118 Times in 102 Posts
One thing you need to remember...no two people knit the same...really. Don't worry about how your mom knits, you knit the way you knit and just enjoy. Actually, it's a lot easier to knit if you keep your stitches sort of loose where they slide easily on your needle. Too tight of stitches makes it very hard to get your needle in to complete the stitch. Just relax and knit the way you feel comfortable. This is a fun hobby/craft and you should enjoy it. Pretty soon you won't even notice that she knits differently. And I'll bet you both will be producing some awesome projects very soon!
__________________
<---Zeke and Daisy...the two best grandkids in the world!
"When the people fear government, there is Tyranny. When the government fears the people, then there is Freedom." Thomas Jefferson
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. Benjamin Franklin

Sknitter56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 09:47 PM   #4
MerigoldinWA
Grafting the Toe
 
MerigoldinWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,143
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,834 Times in 1,737 Posts
Loose is nice and has its advantages and if you need to get smaller stitches you can use a littler set of needles. You are doing great. So is Mom, tight can be good, just harder to knit sometimes. She will probably loosen up a little with practice and all will be well. Keep knitting.
__________________
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 12:10 AM   #5
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Don't get in the habit of pulling the yarn after you make the stitch. Tight stitches are hard to knit into, especially if you have to do decreases. So it's better to not be so loose, just knit in a relaxed and comfortable way, and your mom just works in a way that's right for her too.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 11:48 AM   #6
AngelaR
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 870
Thanks: 25
Thanked 154 Times in 150 Posts
It's fantastic that you and your mom are knitting together. Concentrate on just learning your stitches right now, don't worry about how loose or tight they are or whether they look like the stitches of anyone else in your class. Loose stitches are better for learning because you're not "fighting the yarn" so much. It might also be that you and your mom may be using different sized needles or yarn, a whole host of reasons could explain it.

Bravo to you and mom for learning knitting. It's fun, it's relaxing and you can always use what you make. Let us see what you knit.
__________________
Angela
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan
OTN: Hats!
http://www.ravelry.com/people/ARichter
AngelaR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brand New Knitter stacyk9 How-to Questions 4 02-16-2007 06:43 PM
Brand New Knitter - Need help with the first row! abthomas How-to Questions 1 02-09-2007 11:10 AM
Brand new knitter!! Curlykat General Knitting 5 11-07-2005 08:18 PM
Brand new knitter! Lisette General Knitting 3 01-29-2005 02:44 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:34 PM.