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Old 09-10-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Wrong side versus right side of fabric..Please help
I am having major issues with a pair of socks I am knitting for my Gramma for Christmas. I have just divided the stitches up to begin the heel flap.
I am supposed to repeat these two rows for a total of 14 rows.
(WS) Sl 1, purl remaining

Sl 1, k1 across on right side.

When it is complete and correct it is suppossed to be done in stockinette but mine keeps looking like garter. Grr... What am I doing wrong. When I joined the sock swap (first sock I ever made) I made the same mistake
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I have a lot of christmas knits to do and I just wanna get this out of the way
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:21 PM   #2
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You're working them back and forth, right? The right side won't look exactly like st st because of the slipped stitches--more like stripes.

Is there any way you can post a picture?
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by *KnitPixie* View Post
peat these two rows for a total of 14 rows.
(WS) Sl 1, purl remaining
Sl 1, k1 across on right side.
If you are doing it correctly, it will look like stockinette. Make sure you are purling on the continuation of the inside of the sock (WS) and knitting on the continuation of the outside of the sock. That'll make it look like stockinette.
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I mean I know what the wrong side and the right side of the fabric is but in order to work the ws row i would have to purl using my left hand and i am right- handeddoes that make sense. I did try doing this but it was a lil difficult, not to mention the stitches looked uneven and when i got to the rs row it was almost impossible to do. I will try to post a pic. I know its me but Im not sure what im doing wrong
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I mean I know what the wrong side and the right side of the fabric is but in order to work the ws row i would have to purl using my left hand and i am right- handeddoes that make sense.
Not really. The purling is just regular purling like any other. It sounds like when they say for the second row to sl 1, k1 across, that like Ingrid says that is not just normal stockinette. I tried a little of your pattern stitch and it makes vertical stripes of slightly raised stitches from the slipping on the knit row. But when you do the purl side, it is just slip the first stitch and purl all the others like normal. So you should have the needle you are working the stitches off of in your left hand like you always do and knit them off with your right hand needle. I hope this helps in some way.
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Here is the pattern I am using:
http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftbellsocks.htm

I understand what everyone is saying judging by the picture of the pattern but for some reason for me it is not coming out that way I feel so stupid..umm one more question for the second row am I supposed to
slip 1 then knit the rest of the stitches or alternate the slip1,k1 till the end. I just realized this just may be one of my problems

Sl 1, K1 across on right side.
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You slip one, knit one all the way across. It helps keep the heel from getting baggy. Then you just turn the whole thing around and purl back as if you were just using two needles. The rest of the stitches just hang on the others for the ride.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:59 PM   #8
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ok good so now let me go back and try this again and see if it works out this time. BRB to let you all know
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grr..im using my scanner and im going to scan what the two rows are turning out like. It still looks totally different than the pic. The rs of the fabric is the outside of the sock and the ws is the inside is this correct?
http://allknitfreaksapplywithin.blogspot.com/

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The wrong side is the inside.

What I'm not sure I understand is your statement about having to purl with your left hand.
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