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Old 04-16-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Uneven edges.
Hello, I'm new here are new to knitting. So far I enjoy it more than crochet.

However, I've been having a little bit of trouble. When I knit with the knit stitch or purl, the first and last rows are always shorter than the middle rows. Am I doing something wrong?

I have another question too. Do you count the slip knot at a cast on? Like if a pattern says to cast on 18 times. Then theres the slip knot, which makes 19 loops on the needle.

Thanks ahead,

God bless,

Ella
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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Yes, definitely count the slip knot as a cast on.
I'm not so sure why the first and last rows are shorter. It's possible that your cast on and bind off are much tighter than the other rows. You could try a looser cast on (see the Free Videos tab at the top of this page, cast on, for an alternative cast on) and for the bind off, try using a size or two larger needle to bind off.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Yes, definitely count the slip knot as a cast on.
I'm not so sure why the first and last rows are shorter. It's possible that your cast on and bind off are much tighter than the other rows. You could try a looser cast on (see the Free Videos tab at the top of this page, cast on, for an alternative cast on) and for the bind off, try using a size or two larger needle to bind off.
Okay, thanks a lot. I'll try and see what happens.

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