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Taming Tension Correspondence Course
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Taming Tension (Hand Knitting)
Three-Lesson Course by Binka Schwan.
Does your stockinette stitch fabric have ridges and gutters? Are the edges of your stockinette fabric even or are there alternating large and small stitches in the columns directly next to the fabric edges? Is your double ribbing even, or is one column of knit stitches larger than its neighbor? Are there enlarged purl stitches directly to the left of your cables? Does your seed stitch have holes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your tension may need taming!

The goal of every knitter should be to have all stitches the same size throughout our knitting, from row to row and across a row. If all stitches are even, the resultant fabric will have a professional look. And, even stitches throughout will produce a consistent stitch gauge.

The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools needed to tame your tension and produce even stitches as you knit. Lesson 1 will discuss overall tension concerns in stockinette stitch and garter stitch fabric. Lesson 2 focuses on edge gutters in stockinette stitch and Lesson 3 concerns the knit-to-purl stitch transitions seen in seed stitch, ribbing, and cables. Hopefully, this class will help you to understand how to "tame your tension” and see positive results in your knitted fabric

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