Tuesday, August 08, 2006


When I started my OPAL socks I've told you that for the first time I had a ladders problem (maybe because this yarn is not very stretchy).
I think I found the solution to this! ^^

I worked with five needles (a sock on four needles and the working needle).
When I used my working needle (green one) like in the photo - OVER the previous needle (pink one) - I had ladders.

But, when I started to work with the fifth needle from UNDER the previous needle (pink one), the result was the smooth fabric! ^^

I don't know if you get what I mean, (I hope so), but that's what worked for me, so feel free to try it out if you encounter ladders problem in your socks of mittens. ^^


  1. Nice tip, thanks. Love the funky colored needles. :)

  2. Isn't it funny how something so simple works such wonders? I'm glad you found this tip out. That's how I knit, I just didn't think twice about it.

  3. Hi

    I too knit the stitch in such a way that the yarn has the least distance to travel. I also knit the first stitch and then give a tug to the working yarn to tighten it up.

    By the way you could try the 2x circular method. It works a treat. I may never use dps for small items again.

    Knit on >^..^<