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knitpurlgurl
07-03-2008, 10:26 AM
:waah: I can't seem to get these Magic Loop socks no matter what I do. I keep knitting them inside out! When I try to knit them right side out, I keep adding stitches. I'm so frustrated with myself.

To top it off, I went to a new knitting group (new to me) and I felt like the loser newbie knitter.. One lady was knitting a beautiful lace shawlette; one was knitting socks; one was knitting a baby mobile complete with mice and frogs; one was knitting a modular scarf; and one was crocheting a garment. There I sat, frowning over my ML sock cuff, trying to knit it 'correctly' so that I didn't knit it inside out. The very patient lady next to me (sock lady) was trying to help me over and over again, but I just kept screwing up. I frogged the cuff a bazillion times. :thud:

I restarted the cuff again this morning.. but yep - the only way I could knit it was to knit inside out. ARGH! :frog:

fireflyknitter
07-03-2008, 10:53 AM
I wouldn't worry too much! :hug: My ML stuff ends up inside out as well, I learned how to fix it from a thread at Ravelry (here) (http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/techniques/211910/1-25)

suzeeq
07-03-2008, 10:56 AM
It's okay to knit it inside out, many people do it on purpose. Keep knitting it and when you're ready for the heel it may be easier to flip it out the right way then.

Mike
07-03-2008, 11:08 AM
Do you have to knit other circular methods inside out or just ML?

I agree, I wouldn't worry too much. You socks will look cleaner than mine when they're finished.

susi
07-03-2008, 11:18 AM
mine are the same so dont worry. i actually finished mine last week just inside out.they've come out fine. i have started pair no 2 for the class tonight just so i can see how its done after doing it (iyswim).
i'll 'see' you tonight at the class

CountryKitty
07-03-2008, 11:29 AM
There is actually a tribe in the Andes known for their knitted hats--and the men knit them in the round, INSIDE OUT.

Knitting isn't just a craft, it is an art....and no 2 artists do things quite the same. You may find that working inside out works beautifully for YOU, so don't worry too much how anyone else does it.

knitpurlgurl
07-03-2008, 11:52 AM
It's okay to knit it inside out, many people do it on purpose. Keep knitting it and when you're ready for the heel it may be easier to flip it out the right way then.

I think I will.. then I will have to turn it again to finish the foot??

suzeeq
07-03-2008, 11:58 AM
You can actually knit the whole thing inside out if that's easier for you. I was thinking the reason you find it easier knitting on the inside is because the cuff isn't very long yet and once it grows, it'll be easier to keep it RS out.

Karina
07-03-2008, 12:06 PM
We had this discussion on the Tempting II because Artlady had knit her tempting in the round inside out. When you look at Artlady's work you know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the way she knits. It always turns out beautifully.

Don't worry and keep knitting, when you are done you will turn it the right way round and you will have a perfect sock.

Azlynn
07-03-2008, 12:19 PM
Everything I knit in the round is knit inside out!!!! I have tried and tried and tried to knit them inside right, but I just can't get it and have given up and decided I knit inside out. The only problem this gives me is that I have to remember to turn them inside right to do certain things, then turn them back inside out to rejoin in the round.

I'm also thinking this is going to be a problem if I ever want to do cable patterns....right? Otherwise, I'm perfectly happy with my inside out knitting and I'm sick of feeling like a loser knitter because it doesn't look like everyone else's WHILE I knit it.

I was actually going to try ML to see if that solved the problem, but from what I've read on yours and many other threads, this isn't going to solve my problem either. LOL Just keep on knitting inside out and learn to adjust!

suzeeq
07-03-2008, 12:24 PM
I don't think you'll have a problem with cables, the crossed sts are done every few rows I can't see it matters which way you're knitting when you do them. Just keep the tension a little looser than a regular knit, which holds true for any cable pattern, no matter how you knit it.

KnitsAway
07-03-2008, 01:49 PM
I so feel your pain! You've seen my blog, I think. I am stuck just trying a new pattern whit slips and psso's! It's overwhelming and I have to say the pattern out loud as I go along. I'm on like the 8th row and I have started over about 4 times.

Hang in there and be persistant! We can do this!

Oh and I admire you trying socks! I'm still doing squares and rectangles. :aww:

CountryKitty
07-03-2008, 03:32 PM
I'm also thinking this is going to be a problem if I ever want to do cable patterns....right? Otherwise, I'm perfectly happy with my inside out knitting and I'm sick of feeling like a loser knitter because it doesn't look like everyone else's WHILE I knit it.



:) I love cables and have done a couple in the round; I don't see where it would be a problem. As for feeling like a "loser knitter"---DON'T! Anyone who has a problem with other ways of doing things is the one in need of a change, not you! Keep doing what you love in whatever way feels and works best for YOU!:muah:

mdog182
07-03-2008, 04:09 PM
i didn't even know that knitting "inside out" was a problem. i knit all of my socks on dpns and the cuff always is "inside out" as i'm knitting it but i don't have to alter the pattern or anything. after i knit the heel flap i just turn the sock "rightside out" and pick up the stitches for the gusset and knit the foot. the foot get knitted right side out.

Knitting_Guy
07-04-2008, 10:04 AM
If the end result is good it simply doesn't matter how you got there. There is no wrong way to knit if it comes out right.

Debkcs
07-04-2008, 12:59 PM
Just remember that all those ladies were new to this, also, at one time. There are many different ways to get a project done.

Isn't it great that we have Knitting Help to come to when we need it?

knitpurlgurl
07-05-2008, 07:53 AM
i didn't even know that knitting "inside out" was a problem. i knit all of my socks on dpns and the cuff always is "inside out" as i'm knitting it but i don't have to alter the pattern or anything. after i knit the heel flap i just turn the sock "rightside out" and pick up the stitches for the gusset and knit the foot. the foot get knitted right side out.

So, I shouldn't worry about turning right side out to knit the heel flap? I am so confused by all of this. I tried to knit right side out Thursday.. but twisted the yarn in the very first round and after 8 rounds noticed that I had half of my ribbing on the inside and half on the outside. :thud:

catcook
07-05-2008, 09:49 AM
You know I had trouble knitting inside out also, from some of my posts. Now strange thing happened after starting my sock for the billionth time somehow!! and I couldn't tell you how I did it but It was right side out! :woot: Well this blew my mind so I started again making sure on the first few rows that It was the right side out and wahlaa! I did it again. yeah! I couldn't tell you how, as I'm not sure how I did it myself... >^,,^<