Tight Stitch on a Large Gauge Loom

Tight Stitch on My Knifty Knitter

Tight Stitch

Yes you can get a tight stitch even if you use your Knifty Knitter, Boye, Loops and Threads at the beginning , through out your knitting and on the ends.

For this is need to know the different versions of the Knit Stitch. Below is a list and a short video to explain.

The Four Versions of the Knit Stitch

That I know of there are 4 versions of the Knit Stitch. Only one of the four is not a tight stitch but it is the most famous of them all. It is the e-Wrap that we all learn when we start loom knitting. If you learn any of the others you will never have loose stitches again.

My Favorite is the U-wrap

If you have followed me even for a short time. You know that most of my patterns are done in part or completely with the U-wrap version of the knit stitch. I believe it to be the perfect one. Do you ask why?

e-Wrap: is very loose and does not hold its shape well.

True: takes to long to knit in comparison to the others.

Flat: is much too tight. Can make knitting a bit more difficult than the other versions.

U-wrap: the best of all worlds. A tight stitch, done quickly, looks great, holds it;s shape.

tight stitch

To make the stitch just half wrap the peg. Grab the loom on the bottom. Bring it over the top and flip it over or in other words, knit-off. It is that simple. No fuss and rather quick.

One thing to keep in mind is that this stitch will make your fabric smaller than if you use an e-Wrap so if you are following a pattern it’s always best to follow the instructions exactly as they are written unless you’re an experienced knitter. Even then making a swatch is good idea.

To Tighten Loose Loops from the Beginning (cast-on) of Your Project: Click HERE


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Comments: 4

  1. Sherry Kole November 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for this great explanation of the stitches!

  2. David Hussey November 2, 2016 at 1:10 am

    I am trying to find a stitch to use as a first row that is not loose/loopy. I want to make a slouchy beany that doesn’t have a folded-up brim. Any suggestions on which stitch to use as a starter row?

    • Denise Canela November 3, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Hi David thanks for reaching out to me for your questions – here are 2 posts that should help: Technique: Click HERE – Sample Pattern: Click HERE . Let me know if you still have questions. Consider sharing your finished project on my Facebook

  3. Margaret Brandt October 29, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Thank You for the information.

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