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Re: New Knitter
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: November 04, 2008 07:01PM

This is not at all a stupid question. It is a crucial question.

Look at the back of your stockinette work. If the pattern is grouped into pairs horizontally, you are twisting one row of your stitches. (Could be either the knit or the purl row)

The front of stockinette stitches should be able to be pried apart all the way down a rank and should form prong shapes - no crossing of yarn.

One of the most difficult aspects of teaching different styles of knitting is encapsulated in this post. That is why I always teach English/American first. Picking Continental is so much more easily done either the "straight" or the crossed way around that I save it for the second lesson, even for lefties.

If you are straightening out things by purling (or knitting) into the back of the stitch, then you have figured out the answer to the problem. The end result is all that matters.

Subject Written By Posted
  New Knitter Luv 11/04/2008 03:15PM
  Re: New Knitter knittingmom 11/04/2008 04:06PM
  Re: New Knitter Mother Hen 11/04/2008 04:23PM
  Re: New Knitter Alex 11/04/2008 07:01PM
  Re: New Knitter Mrs. K 11/04/2008 08:15PM
  Re: New Knitter KT 11/05/2008 01:36PM
  Re: New Knitter ami 11/06/2008 09:17AM
  Re: New Knitter Alex 11/05/2008 04:16PM
  Re: New Knitter Luv 11/08/2008 09:10PM
  Re: New Knitter Alex 11/09/2008 04:58PM

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