I'm starting my first slightly lacy center out knitted square. Tin can knits, vivid blanket. It's going ok but I'm having problems with the last stitch. The way the yo are in the pattern it ends up being the last stitch before I switch needles using dpns or the last stitch before I switch sides on magic loop. I keep getting that last yo so tight it's almost unworkable. Is there a trick to keep the tension correct when yo is the last stitch?
I already tried changing where I divide my stitches on the needles but within a couple rounds you're right back to a yo on the end. I hope this makes sense and thanks for any help.
Adjust your stitches a bit, move one or two over so you're not ending with a yo. Put a marker where your row now begins/ends.
Since you've already changed where you divide the stitches & are still finding the yo at the end; perhaps you might try the Traveling Loop method. Maybe that will work for you. Here's a how to video link.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULE7jFEkmvg
I had a pattern kinda like that so what I did if the next st on the next needle was a knit or a purl st...move that so it's behind the yo( the last st)....that way your yo is not last.
Then I would try to arrange my sts so this doesn't happen to often.
It seems to be a purchased pattern but I looked at the photos. This blanket looks like it is made up of squares, each of which is knit from the centre outwards. I understand you’ve already tried changing where you divide your stitches on the needles but within a couple rounds, the lace pattern has you right back to a yarnover on the end of a needle. I agree with laceluvr on this that you could try the traveling loop method. The other thing you could do, when you find yourself having to do the yarnover as the last stitch on a needle, is to instead do the yarnover as the first stitch on the next needle. Maybe that will change the tension. Try holding the working yarn a bit more loosely too.
I worked a shawl pattern that had every row, RS and WS, start with a YO. It created a very delicate lacy border of loops, all the exact same size as they were shaped/sized around the needle, and easy to work. It could help to move it from last st on 1 needle to first st on the next, as others have suggested above. Of course, I never use DPNs now, traveling loop is the way to go for me. HTH
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When using Magic Loop be sure to switch where the"break" between needle sides, moves to the stitch before the YO, or a stitch or two after the YO. Or use a shorter circular needle that will work for your number of stitches when theproject is large enough to fit your smaller needle to simply work in the "round"