Simple and Effective Way to Fix Rowing Out

Simple and Effective Way to Fix Rowing Out

At a recent meeting of the Club knitting group, we had a conversation about a common issue that happens when our knits are tighter than our purls, or vice versa.

This issue is called “rowing out”. Usually, we see it as a gap between every two rows. It affects many stitch patterns, but is most visible on the wrong side of a fabric made in stockinette stitch.

Simple and Effective Way to Fix Rowing Out

This conversation reminded me of a method that I figured out a few years ago. This method helped me to get rid of rowing out in my knitting, and I use it to this day with great success.

I hope that this simple solution will help you as much as it helped me.

Here’s a detailed description of how this method works.

You can also use this approach to improve your overall knitting tension.

If your knitting is too tight, hold the needles almost parallel to each other when you knit and purl your stitches. If your knitting is too loose, keep the needles at a right angle as you work on your projects.


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Do you prefer to knit back and forth or in the round? Please, let me know. Many thanks 🙂

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

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“Neat Side Edges” Book

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Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Simple and Effective Way to Fix Rowing Out | 10 rows a day
Simple and Effective Way to Fix Rowing Out | 10 rows a day
Simple and Effective Way to Fix Rowing Out | 10 rows a day