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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: How to make a tight knit scarf?
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: July 13, 2008 07:51PM

AnneB gave you the best advice about swatching -- which is a process of working the yarn with different size needles to determine which needles will give you the type of fabric you want/like.

However, as a new knitter I doubt that you will have many needles yet from which to choose. A US15 is much larger in diameter than US10 so start with the suggested needles listed on the ball band. If you know any knitters you might ask if you could try out some different needle sizes so that you do not need to acquire a lot of needles right away.

Once you've been knitting for a while and have worked with different types of yarn and needle sizes you will develop a feel for whether you are a tight or loose knitter. Knitting tension is unique to each knitter. With the same yarn and needles, some knitters will create a tighter, denser fabric while others will create a looser fabric.

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  How to make a tight knit scarf? steph2squared 07/12/2008 01:13AM
  Re: How to make a tight knit scarf? Anne B 07/12/2008 04:24AM
  Re: How to make a tight knit scarf? KT 07/13/2008 07:51PM

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