Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2008, 01:07 AM   #1
Joannie
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Purl Over Scarf
I'm trying to knit a scarf using what I thought was a simple pattern of purl over one, purl 2 together. The row starts out with a purl and you cast on an uneven number of stitches.

I'm a beginner and have ripped it out 3 consdirable starts after discovering a mistakes which I could not correct. The mistake is an extra large whole.

I've tried getting the stitches back on the needle after ripping down to the mistake and I can't get that right either. It's 5 steps forward and 10 steps back. There must be an easier way. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Joannie is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-21-2008, 01:22 AM   #2
knitmama
Ribbing the Cuff
 
knitmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl
Posts: 97
Thanks: 7
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
I'm still a newbie myself, so I'm not sure what it means to purl over, but as far as ripping back your work to the mistake go to the tips section of videos and there are some techniques for reinserting your needle, using a lifeline, and inserting your needle into the row you want to rip back to that have certainly helped me many times. Good luck!
__________________
Wife to Michael, stay at home mom to Rosealyn (4), and Malachi (3)


OTN: Gail (aka Nightsongs), Basic Ribbed socks
FO: Dream in Color Shrug, Interlocking Leaves socks, Star-crossed Slouchy Beret


knitmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 01:28 AM   #3
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
A purlover would actually be a yarnover done on the purl side of the work.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
Joannie
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for your response. I should have said yarn over (I'll never learn the lingo!). I did look at the videos for fixing mistakes and it looks so easy on the video, but with the extra yarn over stitches and purl 2 together stitches, I don't know how to get them all back on the needle. I plan to bring it into work tomorrow and hope to find someone who can help me. I was really enjoying myself and had to stop. Oh well. At least I found this website and as soon as i figure out how to use it, it'll be a great resource. Thanks again.
Joannie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 12:33 PM   #5
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
On the rows between the YOs you probably just knit plain right? Undo it to the row before that one, then pull out the stitches one by one as you put them onto a needle.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Purl YO Knit YO Purl Der1mom How-to Questions 6 06-07-2012 10:58 AM
Columns Scarf: "sl2 wyib" is that Knit- or Purl-wise? OffJumpsJack How-to Questions 3 10-28-2008 11:54 PM
Purl increases? Can I purl a garment in the round instead of knit it? G J How-to Questions 3 04-19-2008 05:48 PM
FO - DANICA SCARF+photos of "pick up and purl" KnittingNat What'cha Knittin'? 22 02-08-2008 11:47 AM
Do you bind off a purl row doing purl? VictoiseC How-to Questions 6 08-24-2006 04:37 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:18 AM.