How do you fix a loose stitch?

Why is my first stitch loose?

If you’re getting a column of loose stitches along the edge of your knitting, it’s probably a sign that the tension is uneven between your end stitches and the center ones. … When you’re knitting the edge stitches, tug the working yarn a little tighter than you normally would to help keep the stitch a little smaller.

What are the basic stitches used to mend torn seams?

Four hand stitches—the slip stitch, the catch stitch, the backstitch, and the running stitch—will get you through just about any sewing task. Beyond elementary darning and patching, there’s a whole world of mending techniques to learn.

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