Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-22-2006, 05:59 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is it possible to turn a knit into a purl?
I was doing a moss stitch for a hat, and knit a single stitch that I should have purled, and a single purl that I should have knitted.

This was one row ago, and I am now at those stitches again. Is there anyway I can mess around with the yarn and turn them into their opposites before knitting and purling the correct way on this row?

I don't want to take out a whole row (who does ;-) ) because I have a lot of cables and other difficult things to undo, but if I have to... I have to. Just wanted to check with the experts first.

Thanks! I love your forum posts.

pebblehead is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-22-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
Working the Gusset
psammeadred's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
Posts: 1,091
Thanks: 37
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Absolutely! Just work to the mistake stitch, drop that stitch, CAREFULLY unravel it to the mistake stitch, and then redo it with either a crochet hook or your knitting needle.
Go to the video labeled "Correcting a stitch without unraveling rows."
psammeadred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2006, 07:01 PM   #3
Mod Squad
Ingrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts
For a knit, pull it through the front; for a purl, pull it through the back.
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 08:19 AM   #4
Old Knitter
Knitting the Flap
Old Knitter's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: West Lebanon, NH
Posts: 283
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts caught this quickly...good job. Once you do this little correction and realize how easy it is, it takes a little stress out of being perfect. A crochet hook is your friend.
Old Knitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 07:58 PM   #5
Casting On
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Seriously, you all are lifesavers!

Thanks so much. Everyone around me was telling me "just unravel it, it's only one row."

But it FELT like it should be possible. Thanks for the confirmation and video!
pebblehead is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
knit and turn, purl and turn - diamond pattern Jennifer6493 How-to Questions 4 11-15-2008 05:27 PM
Purl increases? Can I purl a garment in the round instead of knit it? G J How-to Questions 3 04-19-2008 05:48 PM
how to follow pattern: Knit knit stitches and purl purl stitches zs1woman General Knitting 2 12-08-2007 05:35 PM
HELP! need to wrap and turn in purl and I am totally lost ironmaiden How-to Questions 9 04-16-2007 10:45 PM jenjens1 How-to Questions 1 12-16-2005 11:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:42 PM.