Readers ask: How To Fix Mistakes In Knitting?

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.

Why does my knitting keep getting wider?

If the sides of your knitting aren’t straight, but instead have little steps on either side, the knitting gets wider as you go along, or you have holes in your knitting, you are accidentally adding extra stitches. Then, when you knit both strands, you’ve created two stitches where only one used to be.

What does Tink mean in knitting?

Tink is knit spelled backwards, and it refers to undoing one stitch at a time. This is a safe way to undo your knitting because if you do it correctly, you won’t drop a stitch. But when you have more than 320 stitches on the needle, as I do, and you have to go back about four rows, as I did, this could take forever.

Why is my cast on row so loose?

If your cast -on stitches are too loose, you can try using needles a size or two smaller. But make sure you don’t overcompensate and make your stitches too tight. You can also try to space the stitches closer together on the needle as you cast on. Most cast ons start with a slipknot (right).

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What side should yarn be on when knitting?

I’ve put my knitting down, how do I start again? Look for the attached yarn ball. The needle attached to the ball of yarn should be in your right hand and the other in your left.

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