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Old 09-28-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
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Does knitting in the round make stockinette stitch??
I ,may be confused but I thought I read somewhere on KH that if you knit in the round but are only using garter stitch it creates stockinette stitch. Is this right or am I way off? and if it is right WHY is it stockinette not garter stitch??

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Old 09-28-2006, 03:40 PM   #2
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it is true and i am pretty sure it has to do with the fact that you are only working one side of the stitch the whole time. if you want garter then you have to knit 1 round purl one 1 round
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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When you knit in the round, you always use knit stitches, no purls. This is because you are always knitting on the same side of the garment. The purl stitch is the back of a knit stitch. When you knit in the round, the knit stitches are on the outside and the purls are on the inside.

When you knit back and forth, and you want to make stockinette, you knit on the front side, but turn it over to where the purls are--you're working the back of the knit stitches. Make any sense at all?
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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so if I understand correctly
stockinette is 1 row of garter stich followed by 1 row of purls (on straight needles)
so how many rows am i making on 1 round of a circular needles
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Garter stitch fabric is produced when you knit every row on straights--each side shows one row of knit stitches and one row of purls, alternating--it's bumpy.

Stockinette stitch fabric is produced when you knit one row and purl one row.
Each pass down the needle, whether knit or purl, is one row. The knit stitches end up on one side and the purls on the other.

One round of knitting is equal to one row of knitting.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:03 PM   #6
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going to mull this over for a while!!!

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Old 09-28-2006, 06:36 PM   #7
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It DOES look like stockinette stitch when you've knit in the round although technically you are only doing garter or the knit stitch. Pretty neat that you don't have to purl!
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:55 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by aineepooh1
HMMMMmm
so if I understand correctly
stockinette is 1 row of garter stich followed by 1 row of purls (on straight needles)
so how many rows am i making on 1 round of a circular needles
Garter is the pattern stitch produced when you knit each row on straight needles, or knit one round/purl one round on circular needles. Stockinette is the pattern stitch produced when you knit one row/purl one row on straight needles, or knit every round on circs.

One round on circs = one row on straights.

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:02 PM   #9
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Hope i don't confuse matters....

It really helped me when I realized that a knit stitch produces a purl stitch on the reverse side, and a purl stitch produces a knit stitch on the reverse side. Garter stitch when worked flat is knitting all stitches, as we've established. But taking into account what I just wrote above, when you knit a whole row on straight needles, you produce a whole row of purl stitches on the reverse side. So when you look at garter stitch, it really is one row of knits, one row of purls, one row of knits, one row of purls, etc., even though it was made with only knit stitches.

So knitting in the round, though you're knitting all stitches it is not the same as 'garter stitch'. To achieve garter stitch in the round you have to knit one row, purl one row, knit one row, purl one row, etc., essentially the same thing as looking at JUST the right side (or JUST the wrong side) of a piece of garter stitch which was knit flat.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:08 PM   #10
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It might help to think of it this way: a round is a row with its ends stuck together.
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