Spacing and tension

by Kyle
(Florida)

Using a round loom and knitting a hat, the spacing between the next to last stitch, last stitch and first stitch is much larger than the rest of the hat. Also, the first and second stitch are very close together. I have tried various types of yarn, single and double, the problem still remains. I do not like the look. Is there someway to fix the tension, etc.?

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Jan 30, 2015
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by: Jen Tavernier

Hi there, round looms knit spirally, so you will see the beginning and end of rows a bit more spacewise. Fixing it is no real problem, when done, stretch it/scrunch it, mist it/block it. It is the nature of the beast.

I find that the problem spacing goes away, once the article is used or stretched, and the yarn/stitch tension settles itself -

There are those who say wrapping and knitting 1 peg at a time works, and also starting rows on different pegs.

However, it's as you saw, the tension and the pull on the yarn, fixed very easily by shaking it out, stretching it, letting it relax. Blocking it Dampening it and shaping it) helps too, even acrylic.

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