How to tighten first stich for even knitting when turning project

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mymomentum wrote
on Jan 5, 2013 4:47 PM

I'm still kind of new to knitting even though I have been knitting off and on for 8 years... but I'm frustrated that when I knit a row and turn my work, the my first stitch is alway large and loopy. What am I doing wrong? Any and all recommendations welcome. Thank you for your help.

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salmonmac wrote
on Jan 6, 2013 6:34 AM

This is a pretty common problem. Sometimes it doesn't matter because the edge will become part of a seam but there are times when you really want a neat edge. You can knit the last stitch of a row more tightly but that's sometimes hard to remember and doesn't work for everyone. Here are two videos that show you a slip stitch edge which gives a neater edge and avoids the loose ends stitches.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/orientation-for-beginning-knitting-english

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_odMnlGeH-o

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mymomentum wrote
on Jan 13, 2013 8:58 AM

Thank you so much. These were very helpful. 

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