How do I get my knitting out of curls?
If you haven’t yet knit a project that you want to be stockinette stitch but you don’t want it to curl, the most common option to minimize or eliminate curl is the use of border stitches knit in a different stitch pattern as you knit the rest of the project.
Why is my knitting getting wider?
If your knitting is getting wider, it means that you are adding extra stitches or changing your tension along the way. More and/or wider stitches create the extra width. To prevent this, ensure that you are not making any new stitches unless the pattern tells you to.
Why are the edges of my knitting loose?
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.
Should I slip the first stitch in 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.
What is edge stitch in knitting?
The term “selvedge” defines the left and right sides of a piece of knitting. An edge can be made up of one or more stitches. The edge stitches are then the first stitch (or stitches ) and the last stitch (or stitches ) of each row.