Originally Posted by BeckyLR
Hello! I am new to knitting (I've only ever done one scarf) and totally new to circular knitting. I am trying to knit a little tiny purse and the directions for the bottom are unclear to me. They've got me on a circular needle but for the bottom want it to not go all the way around the needles and instead go back and forth. The directions say not to turn. I'm not sure what not turning means. Stupid question I'm sure. Here are the exact directions:
To make bottom of purse: loosely cast on 13 stitches and work back and forth in garter stitch (knit every row) for 38 rows (19 ridges). Do not turn.
Can anyone explain to me what that means? I will be eternally grateful!
I THINK it means, that instead of turning your work around and stitching the other way (like you would with straight needles), just slide your work around the circular needles, and continue knitting as you did with the previous row....
But that sounds like it would produce stockiniette stitch.....