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Stunning Realization

May 2, 2008

Didn’t think I’d write again today, but I have to share this accomplishment.
I finally learned how to not twist my knit stitches!

I was taught to knit through the back of the loop, which I’ve known for a while was wrong (but fine in the round).  Depending on what I’m doing, I didn’t really mind the twisting, but for this hoodie I wanted no twisting because it looked messy.  Well, I started knitting in the front of the loop, and you know what I found? Every other row was twisted.  What the crap?

Making a long story short, I tried several different techniques and found that, not only was I knitting into the loop the wrong way, I was also wrapping the yarn wrong.   Go me.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2008 4:18 pm

    I knit “combination” and was having the same problem with the twisted stitches. After asking everyone I could find why my knit stitches looked so “funky” and getting the “You knit weird I don’t understand what you’re doing” answers someone at a knitting retreat watched me knit for just one moment and said, “Try wrapping your yarn this way instead of that way.” It made all the difference in the world. Funny how little bits of missing information can make a huge difference.

  2. Catherine permalink
    May 3, 2008 12:31 pm

    Keep trying. Just because you do it “different” doesn’t mean it is wrong.

    http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on

    try going to this website and watching some of the videos, they are really good.

    Saw about your blog on the RAK list at ravelry.
    knititall

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