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Old 05-20-2007, 09:42 AM   #11
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Don't feel bad...this is where we all come to learn.

I picked up stitches on 6 booga bag-type projects and thought that picking up stitches was the worst, most horrible thing you ever have to do in knitting....until the 7th bag, when I realized I was doing it totally wrong, and when you do it right, its not really that hard!
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:24 PM   #12
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I think I knit just like that for a lot longer - but I actually mistakenly thought it was right after thinking I was doing something wrong ... when I picked up needles again after YEARS, I knit tbl, but somehow wrapped it right, and somehow my purls were okay. When I switched to the front, I still wrapped my old way, which was wrong .... twisted stiches. A few months ago, I was looking at Knit Fixes or some similar book, and was like "I'm twisting ... no wonder my yo are all wonky!!" It's amazing how much faster I knit now too!
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:30 PM   #13
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:39 PM   #14
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That happend to me too! I had been knitting twisted stitches untill some mean lady at a yarn store set me right ^_^;;
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:42 PM   #15
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You are definitely not alone!! I purled wrong for 4-5 years. I was self taught and for whatever reason I wrapped my yarn in the combination method only I didn't compensate on the knit side. I was watching knitty gritty one day and noticed the guest was purling differently than I did and looked it up on this site to see who was wrong. It took me awhile to get used to purling "correctly" but now it is not a problem. I can definitely see an improvement in the look of my FOs now!!

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Old 05-20-2007, 07:50 PM   #16
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I'm amazed by everybody who had the exact experience I did! I did combination knitting until just a few weeks ago when I realized I was doing it "wrong" and asked about it on this forum. It was comforting to know that it was just different, not wrong. I'll probably still knit that way for some things.

By the way, what do you do about people who snatch your knitting away from you to show you "a better way" to hold your yarn? I don't hold it in the most orthodox way, but it works for me. Does it really matter that much if my stuff is even-looking and neat?
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