I'm brand new to knitting, 2 months give or take. I asked for a knitting needles and yarn for xmas :D . They were recieved along with a book on how to teach yourself. I was all for teaching myself, 'cept the book wasnt any help, it only detered me from knitting. I surfed many a site until I found Knittinghelp.com. I love it here
! I began by just watching all the basic videos until I could find a form or two I could work with.
So now Im working with the Continental style. The knit stitch I can do with my eyes closed, maintaining great tension and all...its the purl stitch I cant quite do as fluid as I had hoped. I started looking at the other types of purling videos and saw that the combinded purl stitch is seem more fluid...expect that Amy has said you MUST do it with the combinded Knit stitch...
I'm working in a round( 29'' #9[5 1/4mm] needle) for my 1st project, which at some point will be a throw with lots of different patterns and stitch combos taken from this site so I can get a grasp knitting.
So what Id like do know is
1) why MUST it be used with combinded knit?
2) what will happen if I Continental knit a row then Combinded Purl the next? or try K1 P1 with normal knit and Combinded purl?
3) Knitting back in a round, can it be done aswell to make a purl stitch?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out