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28 May 2010 @ 01:22 pm
How to hold your yarn .....  
Hi Everyone,
I have another question if you have time to respond. I signed up in my local knit shop for a lesson and the teacher told me that I should learn to hold my yarn at the top of my needles with my two fingers (thumb and index)holding the yarn as I knit.(Im right handed) She said this gives my work a more uniform look and I will have more control of my yarn. Im practicing, but I was just wondering if this is what most knitters do, or do you just do what is comfortable and be sure to pull some to make your stitches a bit tighter?
Just curious here what others do?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Moseymoshiicake on May 28th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
hmm.. i have really REALLY loose stitches and the only time I get holes is from accidental yarnovers... you sure you're not doing that?
ForCryinOutLoudforcryinoutloud on May 28th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yup, I'm sure. :) Every couple rows I count the stitches to make sure I haven't added any (as a yarn over would cause) and I haven't. :) They're not like huge holes or anything. *g* Just looks like a really, really loose stitch in amongst my tight stitches.
Moseymoshiicake on May 29th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
aww poops. Definitely learning to hold to a correct and even tension would be better for your knitting, but you can try knitting in your regular relaxed state and then pulling your work down from the needle to evenly distribute the yarn. Having really loose stitching isn't bad, so long as every stitch is that loose XD
ForCryinOutLoudforcryinoutloud on May 29th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Having really loose stitching isn't bad, so long as every stitch is that loose XD

*laughs* Yes. *grins*

I figure for three weeks I'm not doing too badly. *snerk* Eventually I'm sure, with more practice, everything will be as it should (the occasional loose stitch really only happens like once every 20 or so rows - mostly when I start getting tired/bored. :P 200 stitches across can get monotonous after a while *g*).
Moseymoshiicake on May 29th, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
Haha, omigosh, but what's worse is *counting* those stitches. Trying to do the pub quiz whilst casting on 160 stitches = not so much fun.
ForCryinOutLoudforcryinoutloud on May 29th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
*snickers* OMG let me tell you! *headdesk* :P Many times I lost count and almost cried at the prospect of doing it all over again. :P I totally blame Sherlock Holmes and Robert Downey Jr's prettiness for distracting me. ;)