Loose Knit Column

Many knitters find a column of loose knit stitches on the left edge of their cables. This common phenomenon occurs in knitting when transitioning from a knit stitch to a purl stitch. To minimize the loose stitch, purl the first stitch after the knit column by wrapping the yarn clockwise around the needle. On the following row, this stitch will be twisted. Knit this stitch through the back loop to untwist it.

2 thoughts on “Loose Knit Column

  1. I’m happy to be of help! When knitting in the round, wrap the purl stitch after the last stitch as indicated in the video. On the next round, purl that stitch through the back loop.

  2. Hi Michelle, I’m just wondering is there a technique for fixing this problem when knitting in the round?

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the videos that you’ve made available. Your website is the first one I go to when I stumble upon a knitting related problem or a technique that I’m not familiar with. You explain and demonstrate everything with the minimum of waffle

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