Friday, June 29, 2007

The new knitting board


Much too large and uncomfortable to work with and the pins were located not really even, the afghan is coming out too large on the sides and short on the middle.

1 comment:

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Hmmm, maybe I can be of help with the shortness in the middle. It is coming out longer at the sides and shorter in the middle because when wrapping, the middle section gets wrapped/woven much tighter compared to the ends. How to avoid this: I suggest getting a piece of foam/or a piece of wood and inserting it in the center when wrapping the board, once the board is wrapped, take it out and knit over. Another useful tool is to use a yarn guide or a thick straw and insert your yarn through it and use the guide/straw to weave the yarn. Or, you can knit the first and last stitches and then knit the middle ones.

The longer the board is the more it has the tendency to come together in the center when knitting.