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Old 02-07-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Also, just as a clarification- the 'front' of the stitch is the part closest to you, the 'back' is the part farther away from you. So if you're holding your left needle horizontally in front of you, the side of the loop that is close to you is the front, the side away from you is the back.

When you knit, you insert the needle into the stitch so that the tip of the right needle is facing away from you, and you wrap the yarn on the side away from you. When you purl, you insert the needle so that the tip of the right needle is facing toward you, and wrap the yarn on the near side of the work.
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