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Knitting help please

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm trying to get back into knitting... my friend bought me some yarn and I'm following the instructions on the back and it says knit 7 stitches 4cm apart. I managed to cast on OK at 4cm apart, but how do I keep the stitches spaced? Any tips pro knitters?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not a pro but that doesn't make any sense to me! Have you got a photo of the pattern instructions?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah, I agree that doesn't make any sense - what kind of yarn is it?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it really wants you to do that, I'd suggest knitting very loosely and pulling the stitches down the right needle before knitting the next one, but even that is going to tighten up over time.

    Are you sure it doesn't mean that the 7 stitches should be 4cm altogether?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is it one of those funny ruched yarns?

    triana_logo.jpg

    If so, pick up one loop on the yarn every 4 cm to start. Does that make sense?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah!

    Here's the picture.... Attachment not found.

    I managed to cast on stitches 4cm apart but then failed at getting past that. Is this just too hard for me :P?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No, it's just counter-intuitive to people who know how to knit properly. Instead of wrapping yarn around the needle to knit a stitch, you just pick one up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Found this youtube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2C2wPI6IjM
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Found this youtube video -

    That looks like the biggest pain in the arse ever D:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That looks like the biggest pain in the arse ever D:

    It's really easy when you get going; for Christmas presents and quickies it's really good.
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