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Old 03-28-2013, 06:07 PM   #17
1st Leg of the Journey
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I've been working on this and the problem is, it's all backwards! I can do it now but I'm not comfortable with it yet. Tensioning the yarn is proving to be a challenge. I still have to concentrate on it too much to be able to do it effectively so for now I switched back to turning and purling my heels.
It definitely takes some practice, like anything new. If this were just plain stockinette, I'd certainly turn my work and purl. But I'm finding it a lot easier to do flat Fair Isle by knitting backwards. Once I have my tensioning worked out, I don't even have to reposition the yarn between rows.
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