FAQ: How To Make A Neat Edge When Knitting?

Why are my knitting edges uneven?

If you’re getting a column of loose stitches along the edge of your knitting, it’s probably a sign that the tension is uneven between your end stitches and the center ones. When you’re knitting the edge stitches, tug the working yarn a little tighter than you normally would to help keep the stitch a little smaller.

Why do the edges of my knitting curl?

The reason it curls has to do with the very structure of the stitches. When you’re working a pattern that has knits and purls on both sides, this difference in stitch size doesn’t matter, but when you’re working in stockinette stitch, where all the knit stitches are on one side of the work, the knitting tends to curl.

Should you slip the first stitch when knitting?

First and foremost, unless the instructions indicate otherwise, slipping stitches is always done purlwise. The only way to keep the correct “leg” facing forward in your knitting is to slip the stitch as if to purl, and it doesn’t matter if you are on the right side or the wrong side of your work.

Do you slip first and last stitch?

On the purl side, or wrong side, follow the same steps: slip the first stitch without knitting or purling, purl the rest of the stitches except for the last one, knit the last stitch.

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Why does my knitting look bad?

Cause: You may not be holding the tension of your working yarn consistently. Some stitches will be loose and some will be tight, causing your knitted fabric to look uneven. Solution: If you are new to knitting, this is a common problem that will improve with practice.

Why is my knitting so messy?

If your knitting looks “ messy ” or bumpy, it is because you have uneven stitches across a row (some stitches are bigger than others). To knit a nice, smooth fabric, you need to keep your yarn at the same tension as you create each stitch. Again, there is no “right” way to tension your yarn.

Why does the yarn between my needles keep getting longer?

You may be tightening a little too much on that first row, pulling the extra slack from the looser ‘loops’ of the cast-on stitches from the left needle, as well as the extra yarn from the completed stitch on the right needle as you are knitting.

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