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Old 06-22-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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Why do I keep reversing my knitting direction? I don't realize I have messed up until several rows later. I'm a newbie!
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to KH. What do you mean by "reversing my knitting direction?"
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I am knitting mittens and after I knitted the cuff I started the palm of the mitten and after about 10 rows I noticed I had reversed the stitch direction and I'm not sure how it happened.
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Are you knitting stockinette and now have the wrong side facing you? Are you knitting flat (rows) or in the round on double point or circular needles? A link to your pattern if possible would be helpful.
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You're probably getting turned around because you're not used to recognizing the front and back of stockinette stitch. I still mark the front of pieces I'm working on if there's the slightest doubt, and I've been at this for fortymumblemumble years. A safety pin, a scrap of off-colored yarn, a bobby pin--it doesn't matter what kind of marker you use, just so long as it can be removed without damage and you know it means "this is the front/public side/outside/part of the work that is meant to show."

When you put down your knitting, either pin the right side where you finished or punch the right-hand needle through a piece of scrap paper. If you need to, make a note on it--"Row 103 finished" or whatever.

Just about everybody makes this mistake when they start knitting, so don't feel bad.
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