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« on: January 04, 2006 05:19:54 PM »

I'm working on cables right now - and having a great time doing it!  But I've found some inconsistancies with my tension.  When I move from a knit to a purl, it's not very tight.  Gently pulling the fabric will show bars where the stitches are -- it's kinda of loose.  Moving from a purl to a knit, I don't have that problem.  My tension is tight, I can't pull at the fabric and see the bars or gabs.

So the question is: how can I get a tighter tension when moving from knit to purl stitches?
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2006 10:18:35 PM »

Are you seeing this problem generally on the knit rows, or on the row where you're making the cable twist?
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2006 07:01:22 AM »

when you change from a knit st to a purl st, simply wrap your yarn the other way on the purl st. this will tighten it up.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2006 07:49:26 AM »

Are you seeing this problem generally on the knit rows, or on the row where you're making the cable twist?

I'm seeing the problem on ever row.  whenever I get done with a knit stitch and move my yarn to purl, there's a gap between those stitches.  It's strange.

when you change from a knit st to a purl st, simply wrap your yarn the other way on the purl st. this will tighten it up.

This (although kinda akward for me) worked!  When I move to purl, I wrap the first purl stitch clockwise, and continue the other purl stitches counter-clockwise.  Makes that stitch a little difficult to knit on the next row, but I'm working through it.  The tension is much more even - there isn't a gap any more.  Thanks skwirel!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2006 08:49:45 AM »

you are very welcome!! glad to help
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