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Old 01-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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how do i keep going on a piece?
New ro knitting...i;ve learned cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch & cast off. how di i continue knitting on the same piece/project when my needle gets full? do i have to cast off? how can I keep going? if i must cast off....how do i join completed pieces? thANK U very much........just retired.... like this knitting stuff
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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When your needle gets fulll? Not understanding this...
When you knit on straight needles, you are working in rows... when you get to the end of your row, you turn your knitting so that you can purl back, or knit back if you are doing garter stitch, or whatever the pattern tells you.
Are you knitting circular?
Did you have a look at some of the videos here? They are great and really helpful. You can learn just about anything from them.
I think you will enjoy knitting very much.
Perhaps, because you are just beginning, you might try to find other knitters in your area; anyone would be willing to knit with you. Knitting in a group is a great deal of fun.
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Originally Posted by zippytroll View Post
New ro knitting...i;ve learned cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch & cast off. how di i continue knitting on the same piece/project when my needle gets full? do i have to cast off? how can I keep going? if i must cast off....how do i join completed pieces? thANK U very much........just retired.... like this knitting stuff
Hi. Welcome. Always good to "see a new face" when someone else starts knitting. I'm newish myself.

How is it that your needle is full? Have you been doing increases so you have more stitches? If that's the case you need longer needles. I find the easiest way is to use circular needles, the ones that have 2 needle points connected by a cord, and just use them as if they were separate straight needles. HTH
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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When you get to the end of a row and the needle in your right hand is full you turn your work so you'll be working on the back and put it back in your left hand and start again.

Don't worry about binding off yet, just keep knitting and practice trying to keep your stitches even so you can learn to keep your tension even. It takes practice.

One thing that might help if you are still confused is to go to the top of the page and click on videos and then go to the tips page. Watch "Demo of a small project". It shows you how to cast on, knit, turn and bind off.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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When your needle gets fulll? Not understanding this...
When you knit on straight needles, you are working in rows... when you get to the end of your row, you turn your knitting so that you can purl back, or knit back if you are doing garter stitch, or whatever the pattern tells you.
Are you knitting circular?
Did you have a look at some of the videos here? They are great and really helpful. You can learn just about anything from them.
I think you will enjoy knitting very much.
Perhaps, because you are just beginning, you might try to find other knitters in your area; anyone would be willing to knit with you. Knitting in a group is a great deal of fun.
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thanx 4 ur quick & helpful response...I knit/purl a row until my right needle is full of stitches all the way to the top...then I switch hands 4 the needles....am I supposed to flip the lh needle and start a new row? I am not flipping it ....I started out with 12 cast on loops & now I have an entire needle full of loops (rh) all the way to the needle top. does this make any sense whatso ever? Z/T
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Hi. Welcome. Always good to "see a new face" when someone else starts knitting. I'm newish myself.

How is it that your needle is full? Have you been doing increases so you have more stitches? If that's the case you need longer needles. I find the easiest way is to use circular needles, the ones that have 2 needle points connected by a cord, and just use them as if they were separate straight needles. HTH
thanx 4 ur quick & helpful response...I knit/purl a row until my right needle is full of stitches all the way to the top...then I switch hands 4 the needles....am I supposed to flip the lh needle and start a new row? I am not flipping it ....I started out with 12 cast on loops & now I have an entire needle full of loops (rh) all the way to the needle top. does this make any sense whatso ever? Z/T
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Hi. Welcome. Always good to "see a new face" when someone else starts knitting. I'm newish myself.

How is it that your needle is full? Have you been doing increases so you have more stitches? If that's the case you need longer needles. I find the easiest way is to use circular needles, the ones that have 2 needle points connected by a cord, and just use them as if they were separate straight needles. HTH
the only increase that i have experienced is in my frustration level (obviously I need the therapy that knitting is rumored to manifest)

thanx 4 ur quick & helpful response...I knit/purl a row until my right needle is full of stitches all the way to the top...then I switch hands 4 the needles....am I supposed to flip the lh needle and start a new row? I am not flipping it ....I started out with 12 cast on loops & now I have an entire needle full of loops (rh) all the way to the needle top. does this make any sense whatso ever? Z/T
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If you started with 12 sts and they now fill up your needle, you've added them and you shouldn't unless you're doing it deliberately. It would help to know what you're making.

Watch at the beginning of the row, if the yarn is up over the top of the needle to the back it pulls up the first st and each leg looks like a separate stitch and if you knit into both of them you get more sts. Hold the yarn out a little to the side so you can see the one leg you're supposed to knit into. If you're mixing knits and purls on the same row you move the yarn between the needle tips, not over the needle. The yarn over the needle is called a 'yarnover' or YO and can be used to make new sts or put holes in the work (lace) but should have a decrease for every one so the stitch number stays the same.

If you're deliberately increasing stitches and want to do so, then you need to get a circular needle to hold all the stitches.
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Take a look at this video and see the way the knitted piece is turned at the end of the row. I't on cirhttp://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...itting-englishcular needles but knitted back and forth the way you would knit on straight needles.
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