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Any knitters out there? 1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th Jan '13

I decided to take up knitting to help my depression. I thought it would be fun and relaxing and make me feel good when I finished a project. Man was I wrong. It is way harder than it looks. So I have a question that maybe on of you ladies can help me with. When I knit I have a hard time getting my knit to be the same tightness (I guess that is what you would say) all the way through and I will have really loss loops in places. What can I do to help not do this? TIA:D

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
7th Jan '13

Practice, and lots of it. Crochet is a bit easier, give that a go?

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18960 posts
status 7th Jan '13

I am very crafty and knitting is the ONE thing thrown at me that I just cannot master. Maybe you are crochet brained like me.



Crochet for Dummies is actually really awesome if you're interested. :)

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" Practice, and lots of it. Crochet is a bit easier, give that a go?"


Nope I am bound and determined now. I will do this!:D I am getting better. I guess I just have to keep at it.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting pilot Jess:" I am very crafty and knitting is the ONE thing thrown at me that I just cannot master. Maybe you are crochet brained like me. Crochet for Dummies is actually really awesome if you're interested. :)"


Maybe I will end up trying out both.

LynMarie.xo Due January 18 (boy); Ontario 113 posts
7th Jan '13

best part about all that stuff is you can just unravel it all by pulling the string right :D I second the lady above jsut practice and it should all become the same consistency once you get your own feel for it.. gooood luckkk :) :)

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting LynMarie.xo:" best part about all that stuff is you can just unravel it all by pulling the string right :D I second ... [snip!] ... lady above jsut practice and it should all become the same consistency once you get your own feel for it.. gooood luckkk :) :)"


Thanks. I am going to keep at it. I am working on making a scarf for my dd right now. I must have pulled that thing apart and restarted 100xs lol.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" Maybe I will end up trying out both."</blockquote>




I do both and have zero patience for knitting. Takes so much longer and it really is harder. I can do it and am good at having consistent tension, but I prefer crochet!

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
7th Jan '13

Practice and patience
I knit and crochet. I prefer knitting, but crochet is much faster and a bit easier.
Youtube has some really helpful videos with tips and tricks.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" Maybe I will end up trying out both."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... Takes so much longer and it really is harder. I can do it and am good at having consistent tension, but I prefer crochet!"


My mom kicked ass at crochet the first time she tried. Lucky b***h is good at everything. Where the hell is my talent MOM!:x:P

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" My mom kicked ass at crochet the first time she tried. Lucky b***h is good at everything. Where the hell is my talent MOM!:x:P "</blockquote>




I do it all. And decently well.



But I can't read F'ing patterns so I can't make the awesome stuff!



I just finished a baby blanket a few mins ago---I can do squares :) and I managed a ruffle trim with no pattern :) I will never do a trim without a pattern again! Evil!!!

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" My mom kicked ass at crochet the first ... [snip!] ... can do squares :) and I managed a ruffle trim with no pattern :) I will never do a trim without a pattern again! Evil!!!"


I'm a master with patterns...but when it comes down to following a chart...not so much

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Pirate Hooker {BAMW}:</b>" I'm a master with patterns...but when it comes down to following a chart...not so much"</blockquote>



The abbreviations kill me. And they're not standardized so some companies call tr same stitch two different things!