Help! One Loose Stitch

by Angel H.
(Nashville, TN)

Hi! I've just started loom knitting with a round loom, but I'm having some trouble. No matter how loosely I wrap the yarn, the first stitch of the round is always very tight. The next stitch but better, but the thrid stitch is always way too loose. I continue in the round thinking it'll balance itself out but it doesn't; the loose stitch simply gets passed from one peg to the next and back around again!

Is there anything I can do to even out the silly little stitch, or is this one of those things that'll eventually work itself with practice?

Thanks for your help!

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Jan 30, 2012
same problem NEW
by: Anonymous

I am also trying to learn and having the same problem. Good luck to us both.

Jan 30, 2012
Help! One Lose Stitch NEW
by: Jen Tavernier

Hmmm - Tension was one thing that I got quick - but here is something that may be perfect for you! (I use 2 inch lengths of drinking straws - and pen bodies when I can find them. The difference between finger wrapping and using these will have you hooked in no time! Also, below are some links that may address specifically what you are running into - try Kristen at GoodKnitStitches - she has a ton of videos dealing with loose or tight cast on or bind off stitches -
Here is Styler pen - (easy to make!)(cut & paste this in youtube search)

Hi There, Here are some more loom links for you, also!

First off, this is a 24 hour a day (and night) interactive looming crazy site, with photos, docs, tutorials, videos, and over 450+ crazy loomers who love to share and help! We talk back and forth all the time - same page -(facebook group below)

Come join us on our Facebook group,
we feature everything you ever wanted to know or share about loom addiction, and if there is a question, we will all find an answer to it!

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Now - Some other major sites with vids, and very well done ones too - worth becoming a member of, or just visiting -
this site belongs to Bethany Dailey - tons of free patterns and all things loomy! She also has a yahoo group that has some amazing things in it! Please check it out. She is on the FB loom group all the time, and responds quickly!

Here is Kristen at GoodKnitStitches (2) this is her blogspot, and below that her video channel
This is Kristen's youtube channel. She makes amazing videos, most on the KKs, but also Martha Stewart loom, etc. Tons of how-tos, and she has an amazing stitch (vid) directory, Starts at the beginning KKs round and longloom, and then goes way beyond, all in full color!It is loomilicious! Tons of patterns also! -

And Here is Virginia - Simply Intertwined - homey, makes great vids,
If you plug in Simply Intertwined on youtube search, there is a host of videos.
Come for sure, to (over 500!) loomers on facebook!

Hope to see you! Jen

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