Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
knittingnerd
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
place stitches on waste thread???
Hello,
I am pretty new to the knitting community. I have been teaching myself using youtube or kntting sites like this but I have finally come across something that I can't seem to understand or find. The intructions say:
"at this point I would place all remaining stiches on a waste thread. As you work the fingers, keep the thread in place in case you need to rework any of the fingers"

I have no idea what this means so any help would be wonderful.
knittingnerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
You're going to put those stitches 'on hold' for later. Use a tapestry needle or large-eyed needle and pull a strand of contrasting color yarn through the stitches and then remove the knitting needle. Now the stitches will be held on the spare yarn.

When you get to the point where you need these stitches, you reinsert your knitting needle through without losing stitches. This pattern suggests leaving the spare yarn in the stitches as you finish the fingers in case you need to rip back--your spare yarn will serve as a lifeline that you can rip out to and not lose stitches.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 01:24 PM   #3
of troy
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: queens
Posts: 715
Thanks: 4
Thanked 286 Times in 215 Posts
a fine detail

you could put all the stitches onto a stitch holder..

BUT stitch holders tend to be stiff (some are sort of like a DPN, with a cap on each end, other are like giant safety pins with out the spring coil)

and because they are stiff, they can get in the way of the knitting (especially when you are knitting a dozen or so stitches for a finger on a glove!

if you follow Ingrid detailed directions, it will be easier to work the fingers!

and as she says, LEAVE the yarn in the stitches..
then if you need to frog.. you can frog down to the 'thread' (life line) and its easy to pick up the stitches again, and start over!

I like to use pearl cotton for this.. (its smooth and slippy!)

DMC (the embroidery floss company) makes packs of pearl cotton called "crafting cotton" it looks (at first glance) like heavy embroidery floss, but look again, and you realize its spun tighter (its doesn't separate into strands the way embroidery floss does.)

a pack of 10 skeins (each about 10 yards) comes in a selection of colors (light, dark, white and black) and will last half a life time (and cost about $3!)
__________________
my blog I'm Oftroy on Ravelry
of troy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 02:32 PM   #4
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Many people use dental floss too.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
place stitches on waste yarn? angietron3000 How-to Questions 4 03-01-2010 07:16 PM
"Place Stitches on Waste Yarn" judegirl How-to Questions 2 04-16-2009 08:41 PM
place stitches on holder and co 11 stitches barbdwyer How-to Questions 8 01-07-2009 09:09 PM
Help! - Forgot to knit stitches with waste yarn Toots53 How-to Questions 1 12-14-2008 01:51 AM
help: place sts on waste yarn knittingbrooke How-to Questions 8 09-04-2007 08:24 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 PM.