Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
monacotx
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tension with combination stitches
Hi, I am new at this so I am hoping this is where I need to be. I am knitting an afghan that has a combination of stockinette, garter, and cable stitches. Sometimes all on the same line. I am finding that even though I try to keep my tension the same, one side of my work looks looser than the other. I also am noticing that this seems to happen mostly when I am transitioning from a knit stitch to a purl stitch in the same row. The last knit stitch before the purl stitch is always much looser and bigger no matter what I do.
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Alice :XX:
monacotx is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 02-25-2006, 04:22 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,250 Times in 1,842 Posts
You're not doing anything wrong. This is a common problem when switch from knit to purl. I just try to keep the needles as close together as possible and keep my yarn taut.

There is a way I've read around here that if you wrap the first purl stitch the other way that that tightens it up. I haven't done this, so I can't say if it works or not.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2006, 04:42 PM   #3
monacotx
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Ingrid
You're not doing anything wrong. This is a common problem when switch from knit to purl. I just try to keep the needles as close together as possible and keep my yarn taut.

There is a way I've read around here that if you wrap the first purl stitch the other way that that tightens it up. I haven't done this, so I can't say if it works or not.
Thanks, I try that and let you know how it worked.
Alice
monacotx 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
Combination Knitters? McKnitty General Knitting 25 12-06-2007 09:45 PM
The Tension in Your Stitches.... Paws4Knitting General Knitting 8 04-07-2007 10:46 AM
Combination knitting Tonid1980 General Knitting 12 02-11-2007 07:39 PM
? for Combination Knitters mwedzi How-to Questions 5 01-18-2007 01:41 AM
Having a hard time knitting into my purl stitches - tension? KristiMetz How-to Questions 6 11-12-2005 11:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:03 PM.