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Old 10-12-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Knitting into back of second stitch??
I'm making http://magknits.com/Sept06/patterns/innertruth.htm as a gift for my mom, but I'm a little confused about one of the stitches.

This is the part that's confusing me:

LT (left twist): Ignore the first st on the left needle, and knit into the back of the 2nd st; do not drop. Now knit the first st normally and move both to right needle.

How do you knit into the back of the second stitch? I can see how one could come around and purl there, but I don't understand the mechanics of knitting into the back of the second stitch.

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Old 10-12-2007, 10:02 AM   #2
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It is sort of like a purl (knitting into the back of a stitch) so I could see where you'd get confused.

On the side facing away from you, skip the first stitch and go in to the second loop from the right (pointed-end of the needle) to the left (back end of the needle). (Kind of how you enter a stitch to do a purl normally.) Then wrap your yarn as normal and pull it through.

Now, instead of pulling the old stitches off the left needle, first you want to work the first stitch on the left needle (the one right before the stitch you just knit through the back loop) as a regular knit stitch.

Then just pull both of those stitches off the left needle. Done.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:21 AM   #3
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It's not really like how you'd do purl stitch. You knit into the 2nd st on the needle, but through the back leg of it. Leave it on the needle and knit the 1st st. If it helps for a few of them, slip the 1st st onto a holder in front of your work, knit the 2nd st tbl, then knit the 1st st off the holder.
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It's not really like how you'd do purl stitch. You knit into the 2nd st on the needle, but through the back leg of it. Leave it on the needle and knit the 1st st. If it helps for a few of them, slip the 1st st onto a holder in front of your work, knit the 2nd st tbl, then knit the 1st st off the holder.

Thanks, suzeeq, for that explanation. I have always fudged my baby cables cause I could never quite get that one down. It's always been a stitch I've had a mental block against for some reason.

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So what you do is come in from the same side as normal (front side), but instead of going through the front of the loop when you're wrapping to knit, you just pick up the back loop instead?

This feels like something I would do in crochet

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So what you do is come in from the same side as normal (front side), but instead of going through the front of the loop when you're wrapping to knit, you just pick up the back loop instead?

This feels like something I would do in crochet

BTW Hi Zkimom...nice to see another Fairfield Countyite!
Hi, I have the stitch explanation in one of my pattern books, (pictures) send me your email, I'll email too you!!!!! Cheley
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I'm making http://magknits.com/Sept06/patterns/innertruth.htm as a gift for my mom, but I'm a little confused about one of the stitches.

This is the part that's confusing me:

LT (left twist): Ignore the first st on the left needle, and knit into the back of the 2nd st; do not drop. Now knit the first st normally and move both to right needle.

How do you knit into the back of the second stitch? I can see how one could come around and purl there, but I don't understand the mechanics of knitting into the back of the second stitch.

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Hey just pm'd you...I FOUND THE STITCH EXPLANATION.....CHELEY
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