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Old 06-23-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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five/five squares
i am a relatively new knitter, exploring some new stitches. i want to try out the "five/five squares" (found in vogue knitting - the ultimate guide), but i can't figure out what "knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches" means. it sounds so simple but i can't get it to come out right. can anyone explain this term to me in a different way? thanks!
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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okay i have been knitting for over a year and i THINK i FINALLY got this straight in my head....it seems backwards to me but this is what i understand it to be....if as you are knitting your next stitch is a V then you knit it....if it is a bump then you purl it. the Vs are the knit stitch and the Purls are the Bumps.



oh pleeeeeeeease let me finally have that right!
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i would explain why that logic makes no sense to me but i am guessing you can figure it out and i don't want to confuse anybody else! :rofling:
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i would explain why that logic makes no sense to me but i am guessing you can figure it out and i don't want to confuse anybody else! :rofling:
But it does make sense! A stitch, as you look at it, is either a knit or a purl. It doesn't matter that it was something different on the other side, once that previous row is completed and you turn it around, what faces you is the only thing that matters.
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lol i get it now but i always thought about it as what i did to get it to look like that!
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thanks!
so, so helpful - i got it to work! thank you!!!
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