Knitting Help?!

Okay,so I have just recently started knitting,and I only know how to do a knit stitch.So,I'm knitting a scarf.The edges of the scarf keeps sagging down,and they edges are alot bigger than the rest of the scarf?!I really need some help on this,cause I'm almost done,and I really don't want to start over,but I think I should?!?!?!I'm soooooooooooooooo confused!!!

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6 replies since 25th September 2010 • Last reply 25th September 2010

I don't actually know how to knit. But I did learn how to make bobbin lace and my grandmother tried to teach me to crochet so I get the concept of knitting and I would say that if you are having sagging problems they won't go away unless you undue it and start over. It's super time-consuming having to do that but the end result will be worth it.

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Yeah,I think that's probably going to do.ThxHappy

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This probably has to do with the first and last stitches of each row being looser than the rest, since it IS the first stitch of the row. It's the nature of the beast... since it's your very first, I wouldn't worry too much, but I have found that I need to be extra-vigilant with the first and last stitches. It also helps to tug on the yarn as you go to make sure none of the stitches are looser than the others.

I hope this helps! Happy

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That's what I always do when I'm at the first or last stitch of the row!I still don't know what to do!!Does changing the kind of yarn work?'Cause some yarns can be kinda strechy......(Also,my mum said that she likes it,so I am going to give it to her.The holes aren't that bad,I only have a few.)

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Sounds like your tension isn't right sweetie. How are you holding the yarn? x

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This is just your first project so it's not going to be perfect. I've been knitting for about 40 years, but I still remeber my first project, a scarf of course. The edges curled and it made me really mad. Your tension is off. You can try to knit the first stitch tighter, OR slip the first stitch and then knit across. The more you practise the better you will get. You might want to find a group to join. That way you always have someone to show you some technique. Also - youtube is great.

Not demo, a cute animation for terminal knitters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ZjMWLqJvM
"The Last Knit" by Laura Neuvonen.

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