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Old 02-22-2007, 06:06 PM   #11
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I think I will do a small sample with 30sts and see how it goes before I try it on my 259sts. Thanks for the posting
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:13 PM   #12
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I saw this explained in Knitty Gritty. The designer, Anne Modesitt (sp?), said this is called the combination style of knitting. The only difference is when purling, you wrap the yarn clockwise, instead of counter clock-wise like most of us do. This will make the knit stitch sit backwards, so when knitting, you insert the right needle in the BACK of the left needle and wrap as usual. She said this allowed her to knit in a movie theater since she could feel the difference in the stitches by the way the stitches sat on the needle.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:13 PM   #13
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Egad...yes, definitely do a swatch for that! CO that many is a pita.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:09 PM   #14
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IMPROVED RIBBING
I just did a sample of the improved ribbing and there is a difference. There is no loose stitch between the purl and knit. However, I did not like the way the first row looked after the cast on. I did one row wrapping clockwise and then the next row I purled into the back of the twisted stitch wrapping counterclockwise. Then repeated these two rows. It is a hard call to make because I did not like the first row. I still have not made up my mind which one I will use.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:11 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Loolee
I saw this explained in Knitty Gritty. The designer, Anne Modesitt (sp?), said this is called the combination style of knitting. The only difference is when purling, you wrap the yarn clockwise, instead of counter clock-wise like most of us do. This will make the knit stitch sit backwards, so when knitting, you insert the right needle in the BACK of the left needle and wrap as usual. She said this allowed her to knit in a movie theater since she could feel the difference in the stitches by the way the stitches sat on the needle.
I always thougth combination/combined specifically referred to the method using continental hold but purling in the opposite direction (i.e., what's described on modesitt's website and what Amy calls combined purling in her video). I guess it can refer to english knitting too!
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