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Less elastic knitting stitch?

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Stitches

The knit stitch is kind of elastic…is there anything that doesn’t stretch as much and isn’t very difficult? I’m a beginner. What I’m making is a long, belt-like strap, that’s like… 1 1/2 inches wide and it will be like 10 feet long. I don’t want it to have as much give as it would with a knit stitch. Also if you think I should use something other than the double cast on for this please speak up.

Actually, what you want more than anything to control the amount of stretch here is to knit with linen or with cotton yarn. Or, if you want to knit in an animal fiber you could knit it wide enough and long enough to be felted down to size. Felting also controls stretch to some extent. In addition, if you go to the Classic Elite site their free pattern this week included a knitted dog leash pattern that has knit in I-cord at both edges that doesn’t have a lot of stretch in it.

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