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Old 09-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #51
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Is there an easy fix?
I just realized I purled the last 20+ stitches on previous row. Is there a way to fix those when I knit back to them or do I have to unravel back to those stitches? It's a really long row & I really hope there's a way to fix!
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #52
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To fix you can drop the stitch as you come to it, push the strand through the loop the other direction and put it on your needle. There's a video for that on the Tip page under Fixing Mistakes. But by the time you undo and redo each stitch as you come to them on this row, it's about the same as going back to the end of the row and reknitting them.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #53
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I started knitting a month ago, and I now know how to both knit and purl but this post confused me. My knits are not perpendicular to the needle, they are horizontal and so is my purl stitches. Can someone clarify what I may be doing wrong or if I am doing something wrong. My blog http://sknittenmittens.blogspot.com has pictures of my progress. Please help!
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #54
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What you have is garter stitch, done as all knits or all purls. The back of a knit is a purl, the back of a purl is a knit, so it looks the same on both sides, whether you did them as purls or knits. The one picture where you were doing it in knit then switched to purls, with the gap is actually stockinette stitch for 3 rows. I'm not sure what you mean by wanting the sts perpendicular to the needle. What you're seeing parallel to the needle is the row of purl bumps. Maybe you mean you want them to be stockinette stitch with all the knits on one side and all the purls on the other side. To do that, you alternate a knit row with a purl row.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:40 AM   #55
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SuzeeQ is right.

I just looked at your blog, knitgiinner.
You will not notice a difference between knit and purl unless you follow a pattern. If you purl every stitch on every row, it will look exactly the same as knitting every stitch on every row.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #56
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ha ha no wonder it doesn't thank you so much now i just need to learn left and right twist x
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #57
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lol, I'm confusing myself here!

so what you're saying is, if it's flat, and you're doing a purl row, then all the 'knits' from the right (knit) side of the knitting will look like purls, and should be purled, and all the purls will look like knits, and should be knitted.

Right...?
i dont get it!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #58
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Tasneem, if your pattern tells you to knit the knits and purl the purls it means: As the work faces you as you are preparing to begin the next row, as the stitches appear on the left hand needle is the way you want to work them. If the stitch looks like a knit, knit it. If it looks like a purl, purl it. Don't worry about any other row and opposites or any confusing thing, just knit the ones that look like knits and purl the ones that look like purls. Go back to post #6 in this long thread to see a good picture showing what a knit looks like and a purl.

If you are working Stockinette St back and forth so that it is worked flat, you knit a row and purl a row. You do this same thing when you do this stitch. As a side is facing you to begin a row if the knits face you you knit them, if the purls face you you purl them. This continues to put all the smooth knits on one side and all the purl bumps (as I call them) on one side.

When you are working more complex stitches you often have a mixture of knits and purls on the same row. Often, but not always, on the public side of the fabric they tell you a certain set up of stitches and on the return row (non-public side) they tell you to knit the knits and purl the purls, or to work the stitches as they appear (both mean the same thing).

When you are working most kinds of ribbing once you have the pattern of knits and purls set up you always knit the knits and purl the purls no matter which side you are working on.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #59
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The back of a knit stitch looks like a purl, the back of a purl looks like a knit. So when you go to work a row, forget what you did to the stitch on the other side, and just knit what look like the knits now on this row, and purl the sts that look like purls.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #60
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I only see this thread now - I was baffled by this "knit the knits and purl the purls" too. I did understand what I had to do as there was a picture of the end result next to the description, but to me it made no sense to describe it like that. It still doesn't. I get it, but I do not think it is logical . I would not know what else they have to say though "knit (WS) the purls from the previous row (RS) and purl the knits"? I can imagine how that would be confusing for others as well

Anyhow, glad to read I am not the only one who did not understood it at first.
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