Why are my stitches so tight when I knit?

Why would you want to keep your stitches small when hand stitching?

Keep in mind that these stitches don’t need to support the weight of the garment, just the little bit of fabric they’re holding in place. Keeping the stitches fairly close together, so that the bars of thread are not too long, will help avoid snagging and pulling stitches when you wear the garment.

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