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Old 09-05-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
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HI, I am new to knitting. I have been practicing knitting in the round. I was doing just fine. I had the v's on one side and the dashes on the other. Now that I have actually started my project I have what looks like dashed on both sides. I thought I was doing the same thing, but obviously not. I looked at the video several times and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. HELP!
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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sounds like you might be knitting one side and purling the other side. when you knit in the round you only knit stitch. If you're knitting straight then when dash side (facing you) that's when you purl and then v (stockentte side) that's when you knit. If you want stockenette stitch.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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I am doing the exact same knit on both sides. I haven't switched to purling yet. Not comfortable with it yet. So I guess I must be holding something wrong. Thank you.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:28 PM   #4
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If you're knitting back and forth, and you only knit, you're making garter stitch. The back of a knit is a purl and vice versa, so when you turn your work, you're looking at a purl. Basically when you look at either side, you'll see a knit row and a purl row.

However, if you're knitting in the round, you should only be seeing knit stitches. Are you turning your work somehow? When you knit in the round, you should always just keep moving the stitches from the left needle to the right.

Can you post a picture?
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:36 PM   #5
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I am switching hands when I finish a row, knitting in the round, so the ball of yarn is always on the right.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:44 PM   #6
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Here is a picture of what both sides look like[/img]
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:46 PM   #7
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If you're knitting in the round, as in, you actually are knitting in a circle and you joined your first stitches, that is Stockinette stitch. From what you're describing, it sounds like you're knitting back and forth, knitting every row. That's garter stitch, and you won't get the Vs like with St st. Are you knitting back and forth on a circ needle, or do you keep going round and round?
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:49 PM   #8
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Wow, I think I need to go back and figure out what's what, by looking at each stitch method. I have not joined them. Thank you. That makes sense.
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Sorry, to answer your question. I am knitting back and forth with circle needles.
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If you're knitting back & forth on circs then you need to knit one row & purl another.

(forgive me if someone already said this - I didn't read the rest of the thread b4 answering. BAAAAD Knit Addict! lol)
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