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« on: December 08, 2013 01:53:14 PM »

I have been trying to learn the chainless foundation row and I understand how to do it and have even done it with little success. My question is (and I searched for the answer without really finding an answer, so if it is covered somewhere else already, then I apologize.) when I do my foundation row, the top set of Vs comes out much larger then the bottom row of Vs. Can someone give me any indication of what I might be doing wrong or a way to fix it.

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014 11:10:33 PM »

I know this is an old question, but in case someone else needs it...

The only thing I can really recommend for the FSC is practice. I'm still bad at it, sometimes I'll keep my tension just right, and other times I'll botch it completely.

For most things I like to use Forward Loop Chains. They're kind of a combination of casting on and sc. They create a non-binding edge that is SO much quicker and easier than FSC! (You'll still want to use FSC for things like hats or gloves, though. FLC doesn't recover like FSC does, which you need for things you'll be stretching repeatedly.)

There is a most excellent tutorial for it here: http://mrsmicawber.blogspot.com/2013/10/forward-loop-chain-alternative-to.html

For library purposes, on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/forward-loop-chains-and-limpets

Seriously, learning this technique changed my life. It doesn't warp, it doesn't curl up at the edges, and it is incredibly easy to work into once you've got your foundation row done. Love it, love it, love it!
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