Question: Why are my stitches so tight while knitting?

Why is my cast on row tight?

If your cast-on is too tight, you are probably pulling the wrong yarn. When you are doing a long-tail cast-on and you snug up the stitches as you cast on, tug with your thumb, not your index finger. … This will tighten the knot and not the stitch itself.

Why does my knitting keep getting wider?

If the sides of your knitting aren’t straight, but instead have little steps on either side, the knitting gets wider as you go along, or you have holes in your knitting, you are accidentally adding extra stitches. … There are two ways that stitches are frequently added to the knitting.

Do smaller knitting needles make tighter stitches?

Why does this work? Needle size and tension are intimately connected as the loop that creates the new stitch is formed around the needle. When you knit on smaller (thinner) needles the stitches also get smaller, and the tension gets tighter/higher.

Why is my first row of knitting so loose?

The first row of knitting is usually loose because your work needs more rows before it tightens. It also usually has something to do with your tension or cast-on method. Remember that it is always best to practice your knitting to get better tension.

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