6 X 6 rib - the first knit stitch is always really loose - help please!

by Deb
(Haslemere, Surrey)

When knitting a 6 x 6 rib the 1st knit stitch is always really loose - has anyone any ideas how to solve this please?

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Jul 18, 2011
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6 x 6 rib
by: Ratcha

This is a typical problem when knitting rib. The beginning of the knit stitch always gets looser than the rest and looks uneven. There many solutions to this problem, but the easiest one is to knit it tighter, especially on the first knit stitch.

I always pull my stitches a little tighter than usual when knitting rib and this seems to help.

Here is a good blog with good solutions to loose stitches you can check it out http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html

I hope this helps.

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