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Old 06-10-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Tight knitter woes
Okay, if this stitch doesn't teach me to stop knitting so tight, nothing will. Doing a baby blanket that has p2tog-tbl throughout several rows. Wow, sure is hard when you knit tight that is for sure. I am finding it so hard because my stitches are tight. Just wanted to vent! Thanks
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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That's a tough one for everyone.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for saying that. I thought it was just me and the way I knit. Good grief, just glad it is a baby blanket and not a full afghan. So slow trying to be sure I have both stitches on the needle.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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I knit loosely and even I have trouble with that one. AARRGGHH!
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:31 PM   #5
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I feel so awkward doing it. Sure won't look for a pattern with this stitch any time soon. Yuck!!!!!
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:21 AM   #6
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But it's so easy to correct! Isn't it? Why don't you practice on something you're not knitting, just a swatch. Just make ... the... yarn... go... around... the... needle... a little less tight.

knitting two tog often produces a tighter stitch so you'll really have to loosen up. good luck. wish I could solve my problem as easily...

( I can't decide what to knit next)
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:10 PM   #7
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I was rummaging around for patterns on the internerd and found one with p2tg and I ran far, far away. :D
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:00 PM   #8
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Purl 2 tog is easier than k2tog. It's the p2tog tbl (through the back loop) that's the tricky one.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:06 PM   #9
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Oh...I don't even have the foggiest idea how to do that.
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Go look in the Glossary, I think there's a video for both p2tog and p2tog tbl.
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