How to Prevent Laddering When Knitting With Double Pointed Needles

Knitting Preventing Laddering

Laddering is stretched stitches that happens between double pointed needles. It is when you see the horizonal bars similar to the example above. There are a few techniques that can be used to prevent this from happening. This is one way to prevent it.

Learn how to avoid laddering or gaps when knitting with double pointed needles by watching this video and reading the written photo tutorial below.

Knitting Preventing Laddering

When moving from one needle to the next, I place the needle holding the stitches to be knitted on top or above the previous needle.

Knitting Preventing Laddering

To knit the first stitch onto the new needle, position the empty needle under the previous needle.

Knitting Preventing Laddering

Knit the first stitch.

Knitting Preventing Laddering

Pull the yarn snugly. This will make the two stitches close together and prevent laddering.

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