I just started knitting a few days ago, and i kept seem to keep my stitches straight . does anyone have advice ? 🏼
do you mean you can’t keep them aligned in a straight manner? and if so, do you have a photo?
or do you mean you can’t keep your stitches straight because you cannot memorize the different ones?
sorry if this is a silly question i just get easily confused. i dabble in knitting and hope you can get your problem figured out
its okay its not a silly question! i cant seem to get them like aligned i guess? , i do have an old photo from the beginning but as i kept going it started to get all wonky , (its not completely bad bc my aunt helped me a lot )
that looks great! i do have a few tips that may help you keep things looking even, but hopefully a more experienced knitter can chime in (i mostly crochet)
stitch markers are really nice, you can use things such as paper clips even, it helps you keep track of how many stitches or rows you have done. a notebook can also help for counting rows and keeping track of how many stitches each row has
your tension may also cause some stitches to look looser than others, i use a device that lets my yarn spin while i work it so it unravels really evenly and i don’t have to fight with it
another thing is to count your stitches every few rows and make sure you haven’t accidentally increased or dropped a stitch, that can cause the sides to be uneven lengths
if you are making a scarf or something like that just remember as long as it keeps you warm it serves its purpose! if you keep practicing you can knit while doing other things too!
thank you so much !!
Ooo, what device are you using???
it is called a wool jeannie! here is a picture of it on top of the cardboard box and knitting needle trick i used to use the pendulum bit attaches to the base by magnet and my yarn freely swings as it unravels
Can you buy it?
Yeppers, Wool Jeannie is the name and the company is yarn stitch to order online I have three of them haha! My mom and I were having to share one at first
No prob! There are some great review videos online that i watched before I bought and I knew i had to have it
no idea how this topic slipped past me all day.
So, I don’t have another picture to analyze but in this photo, what I see on the needle is that you have a few places where you have doubled your stitches.
you enter the stitch, yarn over, pull up new loop onto the right hand needle and drop stitch off left hand needle, repeat… somewhere in there (I assume if you stopped in the middle of the row for some reason) you have found your working yarn on the front of your work instead of the back of your work ( or vise versa) and you have moved it to the back/front by going over your needle instead of around the end between the needles. this is the spots you see where you have an extra slanty loop that doesn’t look like the rest of them. This is an accidental yarn over. If you were to work it, you would make an extra stitch with a hole, or you could move the stitch backwards so the extra loop goes away, but it will create a noticable loose stitch.
Just keep this in mind, you always move the yarn between the needles, not over or under if you have to change where the working yarn is.
edited because I needed my glasses
thank you so much for the advice!!
I can’t read without mine either!
I am incredibly far sighted and always have been, but refuse to wear my glasses because they make me dizzy if I have to look near and far… (looking at my knitting then back up at the TV)
But if my eyes are bothering me lie allergy season or I just woke up, then I have a hard time making it what I’m looking at… It’s also why there are so many typos in my replies at times
im the opposite lol im near sighted but i have very bad vison
I was just going to say the same thing!
I’m like -10.5 I think
when I was a new knitter and put my knitting down in the middle of a row, I quickly learned, that for my basic knitting, my yarn was coming from the left hand needle only when starting a row, otherwise the yarn was coming from the right needle, that way I knew which way I was knitting from my work.
If you are knitting garter stitch and can’t remember if you are on a right side row or wrong side row, put a progress keeper on the right side of the work. I am working on a garter stitch diagonal scarf but only increase and decrease on the right side. The progress keeper helps me know at a glance if it’s a increase/decrease row or just knit across row ;).