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Old 05-26-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
Loopdeloop
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Hi all,

I am new and just learning how to knit. I learned when I was little but stopped because I was a kid and something else attracted my attention. But now I want to start again, nearly twenty years later!

I've gotten the two needle cast on down to a fine science, but the garter stitch is just killing me. I must have watched ten different videos, and I swear I am following the instructions to the letter. I put my right needle in the front of the first stitch on the left needle. I throw the yarn counterclockwise around the right needle, push the loop through. I then have the loop on my right needle, with the stitch above the right needle.

This is where I'm doing something wrong, or I'm doing something wrong before hand but only realize it here. If I push the stitch off, I'm left with a loop between the two needles that pulls out. I don't think I'm supposed to put the old loop on the new needle. At least, I don't think that's what I'm seeing in the videos. So, what step am I missing? It seems I should be able to pull the new loop through and push the old loop off. Is that right, and if it is, why do I have a loop instead of a stitch in the middle?

Anyway, thanks for the noob help. I'm sure this is incredibly basic and I'm bit of dope about it.
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