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Old 08-14-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Knitting Backwards
EZ mentions, in her books, having learned to knit backwards in order to avoid having to turn her work and purl a row prior to learning how to knit in the round. I have seen mention of this technique in a few post, but I have not been able to find instructions or pictures that teach this. Can anyone help me learn this new trick?
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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Look under the Basic Techniques and scroll down to Purling -- there is a video called "knitting back." Is that what you mean?

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Old 08-14-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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That video should be what you need...also, this knitty article helped me a lot when I first wanted to learn how to knit backwards (for entrelac):

http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/FEATreverse.html
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:23 PM   #4
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Knitting backward............ I thought that was called froging:ch air:
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:01 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Carla1019 View Post
Knitting backward............ I thought that was called froging:ch air:



Here's another link to help:

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:23 PM   #6
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Knitting backward............ I thought that was called froging
Naw... that's not-knitting.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:05 AM   #7
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What I was told to do when I learned to knit backwards was to flip your work around to see what it looks like when you're in a stitch.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:41 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Carla1019 View Post
Knitting backward............ I thought that was called froging
Oh my goodness.... I'm STILL laughing SO hard at that comment. I agree with Carla1019 on that. Maybe I am just too tired this morning but her comment caused me to almost wet my britches. HA!
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:46 PM   #9
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Thanks everybody. If I could learn to write my name from right to left and backwards and upside down at the same time, I should be able to do this with some practice.
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:04 PM   #10
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I thought this was a joke... I was thinking "gnittink."

Which ACTUALLY would be pronounced an awful lot like knitting. That's so weird!!!

What is it about purling that makes you want to avoid it?
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