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Kahobrien 02-12-2008 07:59 PM

fixing inside out in-the-round knitting
I am knitting mini-newborn thumbless mittens on size 2 double-pointed needles. It is my first DPN project and the first 8 rows are 1x1 ribbing, followed by stockinette.

I put the work down after casting on (for the millionth time) and after ribbing the first few rows realized that it's inside out. The ribbing is messy facing me but inside is nice and neat. I don't have a problem with it because I can just turn the work right-side out when I'm done, but my question is how to knit stockinette inside out once I get to that part.

Do I have to knit the stockinette differently so that it ends up "correct" on the other side, or can I just do regular stockinette on the WS and it will show up fine on the RS? I could just experiment and see what works and doesn't work, but then I'd have to pull it all out if I get it wrong and I'd rather not have to do that with such small stitches!


Ingrid 02-12-2008 08:22 PM

When your stockinette is inside out in the round, it's only because you're knitting with the wrong two needles. You're using the needles farthest away from you rather than the needles closest to you.

So you're still knitting every round the way your normally would, just on the inside of the tube rather than the outside.

knit2btied 02-12-2008 08:22 PM

You could do a reverse stockinette. (It's in the glossary section) Down the page till the R's.

Didn't see Ingrids post. I'd trust hers before mine! (big smile)

Kahobrien 02-12-2008 08:52 PM

So is it possible to be knitting with the needles closest to me (which I am) but have the ribbing come out on the wrong side?

Ingrid 02-12-2008 10:11 PM

Ribbing is the same on both sides, really. Are you knitting every round for the part past the ribbing? If you are, then I'm afraid I don't understand why it's looking inside out.

Can you post a picture?

suzeeq 02-12-2008 10:48 PM

I think you might have picked it up and started going the wrong direction. Check to see you don't have a bit of a hole somewhere.

Kahobrien 02-12-2008 11:14 PM

Yes! I think I am going the wrong direction! Let's say I'm looking DOWN from a birds' eye view at the little tube of ribbing I've got. My needles are closest to me and the rows are toward the floor. The way I've got it, the yarn from the ball is coming off the needle from the RIGHT, and my knitting is going CLOCKWISE. This is the wrong direction, isn't it.

If so, do I have to rip this out and start over, or can I cheat my way through the pattern?

suzeeq 02-12-2008 11:39 PM

No that's the right way to do it, when you're knitting in the round the yarn should be coming off the right needle with the needles closest to you.... What I meant is when you picked it up again, you maybe started knitting with the yarn off the left needle and flipped your work inside out. Kind of like turning it around. Or maybe you didn't - only a picture will tell for sure.

Kahobrien 02-13-2008 12:04 AM

Now I'm totally confused. I'll try to post a pic and see if that helps.

Kahobrien 02-13-2008 12:17 PM

I know that ribbing is SUPPOSED to be the same both ways, that's why I can't figure out why it's so darn ugly on the side I'm looking at but nice and neat inside. Maybe I'm just in a funky knitting mood.

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