Danny Ouellette (djjo) wrote in knitting,
Danny Ouellette

Annoying DPN problem

Evening all.

I'm back to knitting socks, and I'm having an annoying problem with my dpns.

I know that when I get to a few stitches before the end of a needle, the stitches start getting a little looser. I've noticed that for a long time, and have just lived with it. This happens on all my projects I use DPNs for.

Now, on this pair of socks, that looseness is getting WAY out of hand! And it creeps around the needles, getting looser all the time. I've stopped a couple times, and gone back and tightened up the stitches on that row, but it just starts again a needle or so later.

This is really bugging me!

To make matters worse, this is to make the mate for a sock I did almost 2 years ago. I'm using the same 2.5 mm needles the other one was made on. I'm getting the same stitch gauge, but the rows look horrid.

Any suggestions on what I can do to fix this? I'm knitting quite tightly, but it doesn't seem to help.

Thanks in advance,
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