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Old 12-20-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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Term KWISE
Please explain this? I know it means knit wise. Is this a regular knit stitch?
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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Usually when the word 'knitwise' is used, it refers to slipping a stitch as if you were going to knit, vs. slipping a stitch as if you were going to purl. Slipping it knitwise makes it tighter because it gets twisted.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:46 PM   #3
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It twists it when you slip kwise? You talking on an edge or in the middle of a row? In the middle my kw slipped stitches turn out flat.

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Old 12-20-2006, 03:48 PM   #4
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When you slip purlwise, you just basically transfer a stitch from one needle to the other. Knitwise, does twist it since the front leg ends up at the back of the right needle.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:42 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
When you slip purlwise, you just basically transfer a stitch from one needle to the other. Knitwise, does twist it since the front leg ends up at the back of the right needle.
Okay, if you were going to slip it, then work it on the other side; but it still looks flat in a SSK.

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Old 12-21-2006, 08:58 AM   #6
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On a ssk, you flip it back when you knit it, don't you?
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I don't think so... I slip both stitches kwise then insert the left needle in front of the stitches on the right needle and knit. They both lay flat like the other knit stitches.

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What I'm thinking is that when you slip the stitches knitwise, you put the front let go the back--twisted. Then, when you knit them, you're essentially knitting the stitches through the back loop, which twists them back so they do lay flat. :thinking:
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
What I'm thinking is that when you slip the stitches knitwise, you put the front let go the back--twisted. Then, when you knit them, you're essentially knitting the stitches through the back loop, which twists them back so they do lay flat. :thinking:
No, I don't think so. You've got a typo there - `put the front let go the back--twisted.' - so I'm not sure I get your meaning. But when I knit them, I'm actually knitting them knitwise through what was the front leg. One of these days I'll take some pictures and show you... soon as I figure out how to use the camera, download them to the 'puter and then into a post....

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Sorry about the typo--I really should proofread.

I've been doing ssk's with the shawl I'm working on, and I've been trying to watch what happens. I think that with an ssk, you're knitting the twisted stitches through the back loop, essentially, so it untwists them. I'll have to pay closer attention when I get back to it.
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