How do you get rid of the ‘ears’ that appear on both sides of the kitchener stitch? I’d like to know:
- How to avoid it in the first place (for future projects)
- If it’s already been done, how to fix it (or at least make it look better)
I’ve tried to do some research and the only tip I’ve found was in one of my sock books. The author suggests you don’t do the ‘setup’ stitches (the first two stitches worked that are left on the needle before starting Knit Off, Purl On, Purl Off, Knit On) but to go ahead and start with the first stich as Knit Off.
I haven’t tried it yet, but if it works, it will only help one side - what about the other side (the last two stitches)? I’ve tried pulling the yarn through to the WS in different areas but it doesn’t smooth out the corner.