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Re: ladder experiment
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: October 14, 2008 03:52PM

I've heard some other knitters say that they thought that they caused more problems when they pulled the first stitch too tightly. Still I tend to agree with JHH in Principles... when she says that the first stitch almost can't be tight enough. Maybe she's a tight knitter too.

On a related matter of appearance, K. Buss in the Big Book...says that flat stockinette pieces should be knit with the first 3-4 stitches rather tight and the last 3-4 looser to achieve perfect selvedges. It has to do with that imperceptible bit of yarn being forced upward from the row below with each stitch.

I think Ami addressed this in an earlier post.

There's probably a essay on it at knitty or elsewhere if one wants to look for it.

Subject Written By Posted
  ladder experiment Alex 10/12/2008 04:39PM
  Re: ladder experiment craftsman 10/13/2008 10:41PM
  Re: ladder experiment Alex 10/14/2008 12:01AM
  Re: ladder experiment KT 10/14/2008 12:09PM
  Re: ladder experiment Alex 10/14/2008 03:52PM

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