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« on: September 17, 2005 05:30:07 PM »

I went ahead and tried my hand at knitting. I think I'm doing very well, no dropped stitches or any other problems...exept one...the yarn between my needles is very long. How come? Cry
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005 05:47:15 PM »

I'm new at knitting too, so I can't really answer your question, but this site has answered all of mine so far.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005 08:20:18 PM »

Really long? Maybe you don't have enough tension, are you holding the yarn tightly?

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005 12:18:13 AM »

if what you are referring to is what i think it is (i'm relatively new as well lol), you are knitting loosly.  which means you need to tighten your stitches.  try holding the yarn you are knitting into the piece a little closer to your needles and don't pull out on the stitch you are knitting into so much. (i say this because i used to do it too)
i hope that made sense lol. 

on the other hand though, you don't want to start knitting TOO tightly or else you'll get horrible curled up or way too stiff pieces and stretched out yarn.  that's no bueno Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005 12:39:54 AM »

Thanks! I do knit to tight! I'll give that a try and see what happens! Thanks everyone!
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