Hi, I’m a fairly new knitter and I knit really tightly. I just read an article someone linked to about loosening up your knitting, and that’s exactly my problem–I give an extra tug (or two…) on the working yarn before knitting the next stitch.
I’ve started a hat–I’ve got about 5 rows in checkerboard (4 knits, 4 purls to the end of round for the first 4 rows, 4 purls, 4 knits for 5-8, and 4 knits, 4 purls for 9-12.) After row 12, the hat goes into either garter or stockinette (I forget, and I’m at work and the pattern’s at home) Should I finish the project off the way I have been knitting, for consistency of tension, or should I try loosening up once I’ve finished the checkerboard part of the pattern?
Thanks so much!