How do you keep knitted stitches tight?

Another option is to use needles made of bamboo or wood. Wood or bamboo needles are not as slippery as steel or plastic needles, so they’ll help your stitches stay put. They’re both a “grippier” material, so you might be less inclined to grip the yarn tightly when the needles feel secure.

Why is my knit stitch so loose?

It all comes down to the angle of our knitting needles. Apparently, we form looser stitches when our needles are almost parallel to each other at the time when we wrap the tip of the right needle with the yarn. And we work tighter when our needles form a right or even acute angle.

Why does my knitting keep getting wider?

If the sides of your knitting aren’t straight, but instead have little steps on either side, the knitting gets wider as you go along, or you have holes in your knitting, you are accidentally adding extra stitches. … There are two ways that stitches are frequently added to the knitting.

Why is my knitted blanket getting wider?

A very common cause of crochet projects getting wider is that extra stitches are being made. For example, if your project is supposed to be 10 stitches wide, but you’re making more than 10 stitches in the row, your project will get wider. … But you’re accidentally making a stitch in that base, leading to an extra stitch.

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