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purplemonkeyfish44 11-27-2007 02:03 PM

turning work
Hi, I am brand new to knitting and this forum. I want to begin a project from the Knitty website (it is a head wrap), and the pattern requires the work to be "turned." I am not wrapping my head around this (no pun intended...ok maybe), so I was wondering if there were any pointers on how to "turn the work." Here is the link to the pattern if that helps.


Abbily 11-27-2007 02:13 PM

When you knit to the end of a row, you turn your work around and knit back the other direction, right? What the pattern is saying is that you will knit PART WAY across the row and then turn it around and knit back the other direction instead of waiting till you get to the end of the row. (I'm using the word 'knit' loosely, it may be knitting or purling). This adds 'short rows' into the middle of the work, which is what creates the shape.

Does that make sense? If you just do it for a couple of rows, even if it feels weird you'll start to see what is going on and it will make more sense.

purplemonkeyfish44 11-29-2007 09:33 PM

Yep, that's what I thought it meant, I guess I needed the clarification. It still seems a bit weird to me, but again I am just starting. Thanks for your help Abbily!

suzeeq 11-29-2007 11:37 PM

Just follow the directions step by step and you'll figure it out after a few rows.

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