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Re: Looking For Detailed Instructions
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: July 30, 2007 10:36PM

"tbl" is usually translated "knit through the back loop" (as in the Lion site illustration). Mother Hen puts it correctly as "knit through (the) back of (the) loop" since there is only one loop. Nevertheless, the website illustration is very clear.

When you knit into the back of the stitch you twist the old stitch. It gives a different look to the fabric. The front of stockinette gets a sort of herringbone look and the back gets a bit of a space in between every two rows. Out of all the myriad stitches possible in knitting, it remains my favorite pattern.

Your second instruction just wants you to make two stitches out of one in each stitch across the row. You will double your stitch count. After you make your first stitch (in the back of the loop), do not remove the old stitch from the left needle. Just take the tip of your right needle around and insert it into the front of the loop and draw up another another stitch. Now you remove the old stitch from the left needle and you will have two new stitches on your right needle. To make bobbles and the like you may be instructed to go back and forth in that manner for as many as seven or more times. It gets tight sometimes; jammed up; but subsequent instructions will ultimately make it all work out.

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  Looking For Detailed Instructions Nightingale494 07/29/2007 11:32PM
  Re: Looking For Detailed Instructions JJKnitter 07/30/2007 12:42AM
  Re: Looking For Detailed Instructions Mother Hen 07/30/2007 12:42PM
  Re: Looking For Detailed Instructions Alex 07/30/2007 10:36PM
  Need a Christmas pattern BettysGD 09/24/2007 04:11PM

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