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Old 12-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #7141
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Hi, I'm a new knitter from Alaska. I'm working on a stockinette watch cap. My stockinette stitches are slanting to the right. What can I do to correct this and what causes this. Thank you for your help .
thank you for your reply. The video definitely showed me I was knitting backwards. Will that affect the fit or just the look?
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #7142
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If you wrap the yarn backwards it twists the stitches so affects the look, but it can also make the gauge tighter which may affect the fit. Check your gauge compared to the pattern and see if it does matter.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:44 PM   #7143
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Hello all,

I am a newbie in Knitting, started last year with a break for some months. I guess winter always gets my mood for creation back...

I had no idea how to knit so I started learning from the internet thanks to all the nice tutorials I found including knittinghelp.com. I only knitted scarfs and some hats upto now (i guess that's how everyone starts).

Just wanted to say thanks for all of you great knitters with all the instructions and help you give!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:54 PM   #7144
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Originally Posted by Akmjd View Post
thank you for your reply. The video definitely showed me I was knitting backwards. Will that affect the fit or just the look?
Are you wrapping knit and purl stitches backwards? Combination knitting uses purls wrapped backwards. You have to untwist it, usually by knitting into the back leg on the next row. Some people in some situations will wrap the knit or purl stitches backwards to make them tighter, then untwist them on the next row. Twisted stitches do effect the look and feel of your fabric as well as gauge. It's good to be able to comfortably work stitches both ways.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:54 PM   #7145
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Originally Posted by anthia View Post
Hello all,

I am a newbie in Knitting, started last year with a break for some months. I guess winter always gets my mood for creation back...

I had no idea how to knit so I started learning from the internet thanks to all the nice tutorials I found including knittinghelp.com. I only knitted scarfs and some hats upto now (i guess that's how everyone starts).

Just wanted to say thanks for all of you great knitters with all the instructions and help you give!!
Hi and welcome. The more the merrier! It sounds like you're off to a great start.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:19 AM   #7146
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Good morning every body,

i am a new member with u, i am from Egypt, love knitting so much but still a beginner.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:54 AM   #7148
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Originally Posted by Akmjd View Post
thank you for your reply. The video definitely showed me I was knitting backwards. Will that affect the fit or just the look?
You mean you were wrapping the stitch backwards not knitting backwards, right? They are two different things.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:50 PM   #7149
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Hi all,
I'm so glad I found this site today! I have been wanting to learn to knit for years but have obviously put it off long enough! I have been crocheting for close to 30 years now and really enjoy it but would like to broaden my horizons a bit and I think this site is just the ticket.

I just found out that my daughter is going to be having twins and I want to get started on some afghans right away, I hope to have them done before the end of April because gardening & yard work will be in full force (hopefully if the snow melts by then). Am I being unrealistic? Any advice or project suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi, Rosie. Welcome. Unrealistic? Who knows. It all depends on how fast you get the hang of knitting (some crocheters, like me, have a hard time with learning to knit, others don't), what pattern you use, how much time you have to knit, etc.

I'd suggest getting some U.S. size 9 or 10 needles, some inexpensive (I'm thinking RHSS), light colored, wosrted weight yarn and watch the videos here if you don't have an IRL teacher and go for it.

Remember that people here take the "help" part of knitting help very seriously and will help you out whenever, however possible, and often more quickly than you'd expect.

Congratulations on the new grandbaby!
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