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Old 03-17-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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Dish Cloth --How to Right Twist
I am knitting Dishcloths using the "Nifty Knit Dishcloths--16 designs" booklet. I'm just learning.

The Square Textures dishcloth calls for a "Right Twist".

The directions say: K2 tog making sure not to drop off, then knit the first st letting both sts drop off needle.
I have a diagram picture in the booklet, but don't understand how this is done. I basically only know how to knit, purl, cast on, knit 2 tog, and cast off.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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Just put your needle into the two stitches as if to knit them together, but before you slide them off, put your needle between them and into the first stitch closest to the tip again and knit it. Then slide them off. You'll still have two stitches on your needle.
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Ingrid,

After I put the needle through the 2 stitches, do I bring the yarnball end of the yarn around the needle like normal? and then proceed to put the needle into the first loop.
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Yes, wrap the yarn and pull it through the two stitches as you would do when knitting any stitch, but before you slide it off, knit into that first stitch again.
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Still not clear. When I knit 2 together and bring the needle through the front stitch like I'm knitting--I'm bringing it through in the direction of purling--How do I get enough space to come from the under and up direction like knitting other stitches?
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Here is a video on how to k2tog. Before you slide it off, just put the tip of your right needle into the first stitch from left to right and knit it again.
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Thanks for the video. It helped somewhat. However when I did it I came up with a knotted mass of about 3 stitches. I probably will not be successful with this harder stitch. I might continue one more row after this one and see what it does.
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I'm using very small needles(4mm) with worsted cotton with lots of thready sections. I might have to try it on normal yarn so I can see what is going on.
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It may look like a knotted mess when you first do it--twisted thingies often do. Give it a few rows to 'settle in' and you may be pleasantly surprised.
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Thanks, I'll keep working and let you know in a few days. Some of the right twists came out looking better than others.
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