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Waffle61 12-08-2012 11:42 PM

Unknitting "tink"
 
When I "tink" my stitches are alway twisted when they go back onto the left needle. Why?

GrumpyGramma 12-08-2012 11:57 PM

I has to do with how you insert the needle into the stitch you're tinking. I think in this video you can see how it should be done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkXdqQnU7Pw I thought there was a video on this site but I can't find it.

ETA This shows how to knit into a stitch that's turned the wrong way and avoid twisted stitches. http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...isted-stitches

suzeeq 12-09-2012 12:09 AM

It depends on how you put the left needle in. But when you redo the row, if you just knit or purl into the leg closest to the needle tip on every stitch, you don't have turn the stitches and they come out untwisted.

salmonmac 12-09-2012 06:17 AM

Yes, if you insert the needle from the front your sts should be correctly aligned on the left needle. I like GG's video because it shows tinking knits and purls. Here's another for just knits.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBAK3BtEEPE

Waffle61 12-09-2012 11:19 PM

Thanks,
I was putting my needle from back to front and not from front to back.

GrumpyGramma 12-10-2012 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Waffle61 (Post 1362688)
Thanks,
I was putting my needle from back to front and not from front to back.


This is actually an excellent opportunity to learn to recognize the "feel" of a twisted stitch when you put your needle into it to knit. The needle won't slide into the stitch the same as if it is correctly oriented and you can catch it now instead of looking and seeing a twisted stitch many rows back.


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