NEED TO LOOSEN UP
QI always find that I cast on way too tightly, making all my hems and cu s uncomfortable. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to cast on any looser! Is there a simple knitting trick to stop me from doing this?
Sam Collins, Crymych
You could try casting on using a needle one size bigger than the pattern states and then use the proper size when you start knitting. Alternatively, you could try changing the way you cast on. The good news is there are quite a few di erent cast ons you can try – if you turn to page 92 you’ll find two of our favourite options to get you going. You could also look back at our issue 174 where top technical writer, Rosee Woodland explains a whole host of creative cast ons, some of which we’re sure will suit your tension.