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Old 12-19-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Knit stitches don't look like " V " s
Hello. I hope someone will understand what I'm trying to ask. I look at some knitting out there, and the stockinette stitch looks like uniform rows of little (or big) " v "s. I've done a few beginner projects, and mine all end up looking like |/|/|/|/|/|/ instead of \/\/\/\/\/\/\/.

I am pretty sure it has to be about tension, but I don't know how to fix that issue. It happens to me whether I am kniiting in the round or just regular back and forth.

Any ideas?
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
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Yeah, I've seen that too. Only my knitting ends up looking like v's, but the picture looks like |/|/|/|/|/|/| so strange.... I honestly don't think it matters, as long as you get gauge
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
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I am thinking that you might actually be twisting your purl stitch. I used to do that and mine sort of looked like that. I would watch Amy's purling videos and see if you are wrapping your yarn the same way she is. That's how I found out that I was doing that after MONTHS!
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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i know what you mean and i dont know how it gets like that but i like it sorta!!!!
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:33 PM   #5
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:33 PM   #6
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What yarn are you using? Singly ply yarns (like Lamb's Pride and Malabrigo) tend to make the stitch look that way.
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:38 PM   #7
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Omygosh, I GET IT NOW! thank you
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aah well there ya go. when i was having the issue i was almost only using lambs pride too. makes perfect sense! (One of these days i will actually READ knitty for the articles )
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Originally Posted by brendajos
One of these days i will actually READ knitty for the articles.
Wait a second, Knitty has ARTICLES? when did this happen
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Originally Posted by Rorshach
Originally Posted by brendajos
One of these days i will actually READ knitty for the articles.
Wait a second, Knitty has ARTICLES? when did this happen
ditto that!
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