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Old 09-20-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Should a square look like this?
I am knitting 9x9 squares for practice, and I found that the Michael's store here is taking donations of these size squares for people in need.

They are knitted one row knit one row purl. After doing about 2 inches I noticed one side is almost smooth (short pile) the other side is heavier.

I don't have anything to go by to see if this is the way this is supposed to look.

Am I doing it right?
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:26 AM   #2
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You're talking about stockinette stitch. Knit one row, purl one row produces a fabric that is rows and columns of V-looking stitches on one side and ridges of little bumps on the other side. That's exactly what it's supposed to look like. AND, be forewarned that a piece knitted in plain stockinette will curl on itself and will look nothing like a square when it's done, but when it's seamed to become part of a blanket it will be just fine.
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Yes that is right. It's called stockinette. One side has flat v's and the other side has bumps.

This will curl though you may want to do a border in garter or seed stitch.
Here's 2 sites with them:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...iques/misc.php

http://knitting.about.com/library/blstitches.htm
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:36 AM   #4
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Thanks soooooo much.

That's what it looks like and it is curling up. I thought for sure I was doing it wrong. I was about to give up on it.

Guess I am doing something right for a change.

Everyone on here has been very helpful.

Thank you.
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