Ladder effect from using double pointed needles

by Lois

I am knitting socks on double points and I have a "run" between my needles. You can see a line all the way down between each needle.

What am I doing wrong?

YOUR ANSWER


I quite often have this issue as well, and other than tightening up last stitch on one needle and the first stitch on the next I have never found a truly satisfactory way of solving it.

It is possible that one of the other visitors to this site might be able to offer a solution.

For me, I decided to switch to using two circular needles rather than four doubled pointed ones. It takes a while to get used to using them but the results are impressive.

I found a really good DVD on Amazon that showed me how to do it. It is called Knitting Korner: Sock I, How to Knit Socks on Two Circular Needles and I highly recommend it if you want to learn how to use this method.

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Preventing a runnnn
by: Nittykitty

I think that I understand your problem.

Use double pointed needles; knitting two stitches
past the starting point every time you come around.

This constant change in the starting point will
prevent any lines, (ladders) following up the
work. If I understand your question correctly...

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