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Old 09-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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Just starting and need help with Purling Questions
HI all,
I've jsut found you and boy I am so please I have. My Nanna was a beautiful / fantastic knitter and won many awards at the Australian Sydney Royal, however I unfortunately did not inherit her knitting ability.

I have recently learnt to spin (we have a few alpacas and I want to use their fleece to make sock, scarves etc for the family.)
The lady who was showing me to spin was knitting a lovely and supposedly easy shawl. It was quiet open in the pattern / weave. she said to me "its so easy just wrap the wool around the needle and purl 2 together". I'm going to try tonight but thinking about it wont I loose stiches - I'm very good at starting with 50 and ending up with 70 or starting with 50 and ending up with 20.

I think a lot of my problem is I try to use fancy wool which splits to easily.

Anyway thank if you can advise pattern and I'm so please I found this forum.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:41 PM   #2
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When you wrap the yarn around the needle that creates a stitch to offset the p2tog. Look at the Increases page for doing a yarnover.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:13 AM   #3
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Thanks - I was still thinking I'd be down one stitch but the over + teh one you end up with is the 2. TA I'll go check the other page.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:29 AM   #4
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Another thing you might do is to take some cheap, light colored yarn and just cast on maybe 16 sts and practice doing the stitch for a few rows. That way, before you really go at it, you'll be comfortable with how it all works.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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What Sandy said! Much as some folks dislike acrylic, it's a lot easier to practice with. (Solid colors, too. Variegated yarn is difficult when you're just starting.)

I wouldn't bet you don't have your gran's ability, either. Just watch. In a couple of months it'll be like you've been knitting all your life.
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