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Old 09-28-2007, 01:42 AM   #1
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stockinette stitch question
Alright I tried to do the knit stitch but I would go a few times and than end up with a purl not sure how that happened.

So I looked up the stockinette stitch and it's the one I've been wanting to figure out (to me it looks like what she has on the knit stitch video)

Am I doing it right you knit stitch and than purl and it ends up having that v look that I am looking for.

I hope that makes sense.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:12 AM   #2
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On the front side / right side you will have the V effect if you knit one row and purl the next. On the wrong side you will have nubs or bumps, or what ever you want to call them.

Stockinette tends to curl so if yours curls don't panic :D
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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So knit all the odd rows, purl all the even rows (when you knit flat).
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:47 AM   #4
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Stockinette is knit one row then purl the next.

If you alternate stitches of knit and purl you will create ribbing.

When you knit a stitch, the back side of it is a purl. You'll often hear "knit the knits and purl the purls" so it's a good thing to learn what the stitches look like. Watch them as you are knitting and purling and see how they are different. Here's a little photo with them pointed out.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:12 PM   #5
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Okay I try to do the knit stitch but I end up with purling mixed in, which really confuses me and visa versa with purling. Could I be doing something wrong, I do it how she shows in the video but I still end up with purling in the knitting.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:22 PM   #6
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If you are knitting one row and purling the next row, then you aren't doing anything wrong, despite what the stitches look like. Sometimes they may look funny, just keep knitting or purling until the end of the row. And if you did mix purl stitches in knit rows, give it a name (Wonky Stitch may be available) and pretend you meant to do it.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:40 PM   #7
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Thanks, but I really want to figure out the purling and the knit stitch. I got the stockinette stitch down perfectly looks more like a knit stitch to me than anything else.

I wish I knew how I was messing up. :( But pratice makes perfect I guess.

Here is pics of the baby blanket I am working on, hope you can see the pics. I tried my best to take a good pic.

I feel like there is a knit stitch between the purl on this one.




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Old 09-29-2007, 12:57 AM   #8
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What you have there is garter stitch, by the looks of it. By the way, it looks really good and even with no dropped stitches. Well done!

If you are knitting flat, you have been EITHER knitting every single row OR purling every single row in the whole piece.
What you need to do to get stocking is knit the first row all the way across, and purl the next row all across, then knit a row, then purl a row... etc. Remember that stocking stitch by itself will curl up quite a bit.

(If you are knitting in the round, you need to knit one round then purl one round etc.)

Remember the baby will be quite happy with garter stitch, it is actually more squooshy and comfortable than stocking stitch and won't curl!
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:21 AM   #9
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Okay how am I messing up on the Knit and Purl Stitch than?
So that is the stitch that I am doing. LOL, and here I thought I was purling. MMM... gonna have to really work on the knit and the purling.

Gotta get those figured out, no matter how many times I watch the videos I can't get those two stitches down.

I love the stockinette stitching, I love how it looks, that god I got that down.

Alright how I am doing the garter stitch when I am doing what she shows for the knitted stitch?

Thanks for everyone answering my questions even though they go on and on sometimes.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:21 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Gspice View Post
Alright how I am doing the garter stitch when I am doing what she shows for the knitted stitch?
In knitting there are two stitches the knit and the purl. There are thousands of different ways to combine these stitches to create stitch patterns. The basic stitch patterns are the garter stitch and the stockinette stitch.
Garter Stitch is what happens when you knit every row OR purl every row.
Stockinette Stitch is what you get when you knit one row and purl one row.

Does that help?
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