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20 July 2011 @ 12:15 pm
help needed!  
Hey everyone,

I am knitting my first project today...naturally, it's a house scarf (Gryffindor year 1 and 2 style). I'm not followinga particular pattern (because i cannot decipher them). I am knitting on US size 8 straight needles and alternating rows of knit stitch and purl stitch. I've got 3 rows done last night because I kept screwing up and having to restart. My big problem is my cast on is too tight, and well, subsequently everything is too tight. I am probably going to restart again tonight and make it looser.

Any tips on knitting a scarf evenly with straight needles?

Sonjamatraquer on July 20th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
When I cast on (using the long tail method), I like to hold two needles together for the needle the stitches are being cast on to (or use one larger needle, like a US 10 or 11). If I pull the stitch tight, I end up with a uniform cast on that isn't too tight.
takethislifetakethislife on July 20th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
oooh thank you!