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Old 04-20-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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difference between round and row? newknitter please help!!!
I am a new knitter, and I am in the process of teaching myself (being a working mother of three I don't have much time for classes and no one I know knits). I love the art, and of course like all novices I dream of sweaters with matching, well, everything made by me. Right now I'm in love with this pair of gloves, but it's using 3 needles and I can't figure out if a round is different from a row????
the instructions referred to rows, until the 3rd needle came in and then it switched to rounds. Should I keep knitting around, on all 3, so its one peice and not 2 sides? or am I still working flat?
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:27 PM   #2
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Ummm... if you're using 3 needles, you're probably working in the round. What is your pattern for? do you have a link to it?

rounds and rows are pretty much the same thing except one is circular and one is flat.
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I think (as a relative new knitter I think I understand your dilemma) what you're asking is........in the round you keep always doing the knit stitch (unless of course, there's a pattern to what you're making). I'm finishing up my first sock and it's constant knit, knit, knit, except when I did the ribbing, of course.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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It's true that to if you want stocking stitch in the round, you knit every round, unlike knitting flat, where it requires knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
It sounds like you started off knitting flat on two needles, where a row entails knitting each stitch once, then you get to the end of the row, turn it around, and start again. In the round, you work each stitch once, and end up back where you started, at the same point on the tube. This is one round.
It sounds like you are now knitting in the round, you keep going in the same direction, you will spiral around and around the tube.
If you were doing stocking stitch before and want to continue to have stocking stitch, don't purl: just knit every stitch. I think Amy has videos of knitting on double points.
You should have a total of 3 or 4 needles with work on them, and one empty one in your hand. Hold it in your right hand, hold the needle with the next stitches to knit in the left, forget about the others, and knit left to right just like flat. Then the LH needle will be become empty, and the right hand needle gets the stitches on it, and stays in the knitting.
Put the empty needle into your right hand, grab the next needle with stitches to be knitted in your left, and repeat.

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Old 04-21-2007, 07:42 PM   #5
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THANK YOU!
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/mi...up-gloves.html



This is the link for those gloves, aren't they too cute?! The yarn I'm using is of warmer shades though. I just wanted to thank you guys for taking the time to help me out, as I said I don't know anyone else who knits, so this is definitely one of my new favorite websites!
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Looooooove those!!!!!!! Adding it to my LOOOOOOOOOOONG list of "things to knit" .......or choose between that one and the "Fetching" one
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The pattern is telling you to knit flat for the first part (hence the RS/WS directions) and then join and knit in the round on the second part (3 needles).
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