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Old 08-04-2005, 06:16 PM   #11
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You mean everybody doesn't have rare earth magnets lying around? :rollseyes:

To do the purl, just put the needle in back. Or--slap your forehead time--
turn the whole thing around and do it knitwise!
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:47 PM   #12
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Or--slap your forehead time--
turn the whole thing around and do it knitwise!
You can DO that???
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:56 PM   #13
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What's the back of a knit? A purl. What's the back of a purl? A knit.

If you crochet a mistake on the wrong side, it will come out as the opposite stitch on the right side. See? Just like if you were doing a row of knits and accidentally purled a few in the middle, they would be knits on the opposite side.

So in reality, there is only one stitch in knitting. Sometimes we're looking at the front, and sometimes we're looking at the back.

How can a hobby with only one stitch cause so much confusion! :rofling:
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:57 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Julie
Did you know that you can use rare earth magnets to do this? I just tried it! Put one on the front and one on the back of your work, and the stitches cannot unravel further because they hold so tight. Of course, you have to have some rare earth magnets lying around, which I do because I'm a big geek!

Just don't use the magnets that come out of your hard drive... we have a ton of them on our fridge and when you put them together, it's a PITA to pull them apart.. yeah? SO?! We are BIGGER nerds


(Amy, you need to go find that "nerd" smiley)
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I unknitted all the way around (one full round) until I got to the incorrect stitch, and fixed it. Phew! Do you realize "unknitting" is much slower than knitting? :rollseyes:

I'm back to going the right direction now. Thanks to you all for your help!
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Originally Posted by Rennagayle
Do you realize "unknitting" is much slower than knitting? :rollseyes:
Being able to fix knitting errors with a crochet hook is the real reason they were invented! Takes a few seconds. Don't be afraid of it.
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