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Old 01-02-2007, 10:49 AM   #10
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re: The best way I've seen stitches described is to imagine the loop on the needle as a horseback rider facing the point of the left needle. His right leg should be slightly forward for both knit and purl.

a GENERALLY true statement.

but in different styles of knitting this is not always true.

(see anne modesitt's blog for a tutorial on combo knitting)
in combo knitting, stitches that were purled in previous row, are turned.

that is for most knitting stitch are like this:
/////////////

but its normal in combo knitting (when working stocking knit) to have:
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
and if working ribbing, (2 X2)
\\//\\//\\//\\

combo knitters are about 10% (or more) of knitters in US.

world wide, they are about 50% of knitters!
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