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catharine
02-07-2006, 05:49 AM
Can anyone help? I am knitting a bolero cadigan for my daughter which instructs me to turn half way through a row (I have to do this several times). When I turn, the yarn is then on the left needle and this creates a hole in the fabric. No idea how to resolve this. And ideas

boyforpele13
02-07-2006, 06:33 AM
is there a decrease of K2tog or SSK in the rows following these short-row turns by chance or are these for buttons maybe? a clog pattern many of us have done calls for a wrap and turn, which is a bit different, but it still creates a hole, but this is resolved by a decrease the next row.

Vendie
02-07-2006, 07:43 AM
If you wrap and turn, you're less likely to get a hole. If you just turn, slip the first stitch and then continue knitting or purling, you're going to get a hole if there's no decrease to cover it on the next row. If your pattern is calling for short rows, you'll probably need the wrap and turn.

Ellen Edwards
02-07-2006, 07:55 AM
When you turn, does it ask you to SLIP the first stitch from what is now the left needle to the right needle , and then knit (or purl) on?? This is done in "turning a heel" in socks, too. Sometimes if you slip the stitch to the right needle in the wrong manner, it can leave a hole there!! I must say though, I'm not an expert and I'm sure others on this forum have a much more clear way to instruct you! But turning in the middle of a row of a garment is a way of shaping it.....that's the only time I've encountered it. :thinking:

But GOOD LUCK!! :XX:

margie
02-07-2006, 08:50 AM
I agree with Fibergirl- you probably need to wrap and turn. When you get to the point where it tells you to turn your work, slip the next stitch purlwise onto your right needle, bring the yarn forward between the two needles, return the slipped stitch to the left needle, and then turn your piece to work in the other direction.

Mienna
02-07-2006, 11:34 AM
I was just wondering about this the other day. I just started a pair of pants and it says to leave stitches and turn like this, and now there's a big hole there :( I guess I'll have to go back and sew it up later or something. What do y'all mean by wrap and turn? I'm new to knitting, sorry for the silly question.

Mienna

margie
02-07-2006, 11:58 AM
I was just wondering about this the other day. I just started a pair of pants and it says to leave stitches and turn like this, and now there's a big hole there :( I guess I'll have to go back and sew it up later or something. What do y'all mean by wrap and turn? I'm new to knitting, sorry for the silly question.

Mienna

When you get to the point where it tells you to turn your work, slip the next stitch purlwise onto your right needle, bring the yarn forward between the two needles, return the slipped stitch to the left needle, and then turn your piece to work in the other direction.

Mienna
02-07-2006, 01:30 PM
Thanks so much, I'll try that on the other leg. :p

Mienna :XX:

VictoiseC
02-08-2006, 03:56 PM
Hmmm that's funny Margie coz my book and pattern I've been doing
has me bring the yarn forward first, then slip the stitch to right needle, turn the needles around slip the stitch back to left needle, then return the yarn to the back. I guess it's just a different way of doing it.... :thinking:

Oh p.s. This is from a pattern from for a corkscrew scarf in Loop-d-loop.

LM Needle Fanatic
02-08-2006, 11:25 PM
All the short rowing I've read about has you wrap the yarn around the next stitch, then you pick them up when you do the final across the whole thing row. I'm doing short rows for the shoulders of my sweater. I know that's not very instructive, but if you'd like I can dig up one of my books and get more specific.

margie
02-09-2006, 01:18 PM
I guess there are different ways to do just about everything- the only wrap and turns I've done have been with the Fiber Trends clogs pattern.