Knitting is fast becoming a fashionable social activity. And most people from children, models, grannies to the retired are embracing knitting. This is because it can help save money, it is soothing and brings out a person’s creativity.
The following are some of the techniques that can help you get a smooth and even fabric.
Always use circular needles.
Circular needles can be used for flat projects by knitting back and forth in the round. They are good since they have cables that prevent the needles from separating during knitting. Circular needles are also more portable, can be used to handle a lot of stitches and they will help you from dropping stitches.
Make all the stitches the same size.
Having all your stitches to be the size will help you get an even fabric. The size of your stitches will be determined by the size of the needle you use and having an even extension to the yarn.
Always check your work.
While knitting makes sure you regularly check your work for mistakes. This is the best way to identify your mistakes. Identifying mistakes right away will help save a lot of time.
It is advisable, to begin with, a double knitting yarn when you are learning. Double knitting is very manageable and has a lot of colors to choose from. Always work with colors that are less dark to make it easy to see when you drop a stitch. You can always move to other thicknesses as you progress.
Learn from other sources.
YouTube videos can help you learn new skills. It is also easy to watch a video and try to copy what you see. You can also get a friend to teach you how to knit as he can be able to spot mistakes that you are making and correct you. Investing in a good book can also help you learn how to knit. It is advisable to get a book written by someone is experienced in knitting.
Following these tips can go a long way in helping you improve your knitting skills. It will be a matter of time before you come up with you own beautiful fabrics.