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Re: which is more prominent - K or P?
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 01, 2009 12:19PM

Now I'm confused on what you mean by "backwards?" Knit and Purl are two words to describe the two sides of one stitch. The smooth V side is called the knit stitch and the bumpy side is called the purl stitch but they are really the same stitch. It might be analogous to how we call the front of the head the "face" and the back of the head -- the back of the head. <G>

You did not mention whether you are knitting in the round -- a tube -- or if you are knitting back and forth in the flat. Cable stitch patterns are usually knit stitches done against a backround of purl or seed stitch patterning to set-off the knit stitch cable. When you say your stitches are "backward" do you mean to say that you worked your cable with the purl stitches against a background of knit stitches? If so, you just inadvertently crossed on the wrong side of your work.

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  backwards sinnamystika 03/26/2009 10:49PM
  Re: which is more prominent - K or P? craftsman 03/27/2009 02:20PM
  Re: which is more prominent - K or P? sinnamystika 03/31/2009 10:16PM
  Re: which is more prominent - K or P? KT 04/01/2009 12:19PM
  Re: which is more prominent - K or P? sinnamystika 04/20/2009 02:18PM

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